Today, the couple resides in Lawrenceville. Rohini is an Oracle software development manager, and Prashanthi is a vice president of research and development at The Coca-Cola Company. Their son Satya is a first-year Honors student at Georgia whose decision to attend the university was influenced by the Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship which is housed in the UGA Honors Program.
“Satya was offered presidential scholarships at other universities, but we are extremely happy that he chose to join the Dawg Nation,”Rohini says. “He visited UGA on multiple occasions and was impressed by the research opportunities, academic rigor, outside-the-classroom activities, and the fun he’d have living on campus.”
Satya is studying biochemistry, molecular biology, and economics, and he’s conducting research in the glycoimmunology and vaccinology lab of Fikri Avci, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Satya knows that his experiences at UGA will help him pursue his dream of working in hospital administration. That experiential learning is what his parents value most.
“Prashanthi and I are huge believers in an education that shapes an individual into a compassionate human being while achieving their career goals,” Rohini says. “We discussed with our children that we would make the investment in their education as a foundational gift that will reap them lifelong benefits.”