About the Team
Raaheela Ahmed is a young community activist and leader. Throughout her schooling at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, she involved herself in several activities: the Muslim Student Association, the Science and Technology Mentoring Society, and the Girl's Rugby Team. In the last few years however, she exhibited her passion for service through leading three organizations: the National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and the Do Something Club. She plans to bring her experience from her presidential positions to lead www.SendwithMe.com
in becoming a user friendly, efficient, and helpful application. She will attend the University of Maryland, College Park this fall as a student in the Honors College.
Director of Social Media ribqua@SendwithMe.com
Ribqua Yasmeen is currently a student at Howard Community College and will be graduating in the spring of 2011 with an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She has recently changed her major to Dietetics and will be pursuing a transfer program to University of Maryland, College Park. She gained experience in social media during the 2010 Maryland Primary Election, where she worked closely with Shukoor Ahmed, a candidate for State Delegate, District 23A.
Patti Tripathi is the Founder of TriPath Media, a media strategy, public relations, marekteting and event planning consulting firm. Patti is a world class television news veteran, including many years as an anchor for the CNN News Group. And she launched the strategic direction of an independent news network, American News Network (ANN), which expanded to 300 stations nationwide.
She has won numerous Associated Press awards for journalism. Anchoring the news for CNN at its world headquarters in Atlanta since her twenties, Patti uses her years of experience in front of the camera to help clients come across poised, believable, and likeable. Patti works with clients to make sure they have the media training they need to get their message out clearly and in an articulate manner. Whether a client is facing a frontline media crisis with a 20/20 interview or is launching a new product on the Today Show, Patti's insight into the world of journalism helps get them prepared.
Patti is an expert at all types of media - TV, radio, and newspaper. She began her career as a print reporter for the major metropolitan newspaper, The Arizona Republic. She then switched gear to become a radio news anchor and producer before doing field reporting for ABC affiliates in Indiana, and North Carolina. As an anchor for Headline News she had to report live on breaking news stories on a daily basis, including the Gore/Bush election fiasco and the government planned removal of Elian Gonzales in Miami. She excelled in different types of media as a journalist which takes mastery of entirely different skills so she can help her clients when and where to put greater emphasis on sound, sight, or the words.
Patti works with educated foreign nationals and dignitaries on ways to minimize their accents and communicate better to an American public. Patti is a graduate of the University of the Notre Dame. She was one of 11, and only female, in the first graduating class of TiE-Smith Entrepreneur Mentorship Fellows at Smith School of Business at University of Maryland. Patti has lived all over the U.S. and England; and was born in India, near the Nepal border.
Mentor and Agent Investorshukoor@SendwithMe.com
Shukoor Ahmed is a technologist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. In 2000, he started an information technology business called V-Empower, Inc. where he currently works as Chief Executive Officer. V-Empower, Inc. was ranked the #1 fastest growing company in 2007 by Deloitte.
Shukoor mentors www.SendwithMe.com by offering his advice and expertise to the www.SendwithMe.com team members. He hopes to raise a new generation of young entrepreneurs that will take the online world by storm.