Meet the Team


sarah romanko


Sarah is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Spanish. In high school, she competed in SkillsUSA for two years, placing 2nd at the Texas Leadership and Skills Conference in 2017 and 1st in 2018. In addition to advancing to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and placing 4th, she has taken multiple business and entrepreneurship classes at UTD. Sarah is happy to mentor others on analyzing potential business ideas and creating effective presentations.

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ronak hegde

Marketing Coordinator

Ronak is a Computer Science junior. Since moving to Texas from LA in 2016, he has actively expanded his parents’ e-commerce business within DFW by organizing networking events and handling logistics. During his sophomore year, Ronak ran an electronics reselling business from his dorm and grew the business 10x in under 5 months by continuously optimizing listings and automating repetitive tasks. Ronak is excited to help students with technical backgrounds gain experience and confidence to make an impact within the business world.


coraima saavedra


Coraima is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Child Development and Learning. In high school, Coraima took business classes that ultimately sparked her entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, she competed in the DECA competition, making it to state finals her senior year. Finally, she previously helped develop a startup that later became a 5-star restaurant. Coraima is excited to help students find their passion in business just as she has.


Kanishk Phulambrikar

Marketing Coordinator

Kanishk is a Finance and Economics double major. He has previously interned at Baggit, one of India’s largest fashion retailers. He also enjoys playing the guitar, running, volunteering, and trekking, especially at the Himalayan mountains. Kanishk is excited to help spread word about E-Club’s mission, events, and resources.

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Harshini rallapalli

Vice President

Harshini is a junior majoring in Cognitive Science with concentrations in Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. She is passionate about impacting problems at the intersection of technology, healthcare, and global affairs. In high school, Harshini competed in science fairs and national Model UN conferences such as ILMUNC. In addition, she has helped organize the Dallas Model United Nations which hosts over 500 delegates each year. Harshini is excited to help grow E-Club and inspire all students to exchange ideas, innovate, and discover their potential as future entrepreneurs in fields that aren’t limited to just business.



Program Director - Blackstone LaunchPad

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Director of IIE Academic Programs

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Assistant Director - Inst. for Innov. & Entrepreneurship

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Marketing Manager - Blackstone Launchpad

E-Club Advisor