The Mentra Team

If you resonate deeply with the mission and want to join the team to create and deploy this app, we'd love to have you join the team!

Meet the Mentra team

Jhillika Kumar


My personal experiences with my non-speaking, autistic brother ignited my passion to advocate for disability rights as well as a career driven by a mission to create an inclusive world. I am a social impact entrepreneur and speaker/advocate for disability empowerment.

Sebastien LaDuca

Engineering Lead

I'm a proud Autistic Computer Engineer and Carnegie Mellon Student who dreams of building a world where everyone can make a good living by being themselves.

Jalen Gildersleeve

Business Development

I'm a Mentra's business strategist who is passionate about working on social good projects. I am based in Sillicon Valley.

Conner Reinhardt


I never understood the humanity behind the accessibility movement until hearing Jhillika’s story about her autistic brother Vicky. I saw a chance to contribute to real change in our society. And that is something I’ll never turn down!

Nandita Gupta

User Researcher

Nandita Gupta is currently a Human Computer Interaction graduate student at Georgia Tech. She wants to apply her engineering knowledge in the field of UX and aims to use technology to be a voice for others who are not being heard!

Ian Moura

User Researcher

Ian is an autistic researcher from California, with an interest in evaluating and improving autism hiring programs and increasing employment opportunities for autistic people.

Rishma Mendhekar

Design Lead


I come from a Computer Science background, and will be completing my Master's in Human-Computer Interaction at Georgia Tech in May 2019.

Shea Belsky

Software Engineer

I'm a passionate software engineer based in Boston who cares about building applications that people care about and enjoy using!

Uswa Khan


Using technology to benefit people has always been a focus of my life. And with Mentra, I can pursue this passion, empowering those with autism to seek and find valuable job opportunities

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