About Sawhney

Stronger students, Stronger schools, Stronger town

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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My work experience spans management, marketing and design roles. 

  • Product manager for Internet company focused on consumer financial credit analysis
  • Strategy and development consultant for finance industry arm of a technology consulting firm
  • Textile and garment designer for export firm (India)

SCHOOL VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Fiske Elementary School PTO

  • President 2012 – 2014
  • Chair of 4th Grade Science Club, Robotics Club, Math Club, Science Fair, FitGirls
  • Room Parent and Big Backyard volunteer

William Diamond Middle School PTA

  • Site Council member 2014 - present
  • Coach for Science Olympiad 2014 - present
  • Chair and lead coach for Science Bowl 2016 - present
  • Co - chair STEAM Fair 2014 - 2016
  • Webmaster for Diamondscience.org 2016 - present

Lexington High School PTO

  • Webmaster LHSPTO.org - present

OTHER VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

First Lego League Mentor and Coach: 2010 - 2017

  • Team won Innovation Award, Robot Performance award, State Championship Award, and Research Award at World Championship 2017. 

Trinity Boston Foundation: 2016

  • Library volunteer and fund raiser for John W. McCormack Middle School, Dorchester. 

Hestia Fund: 2015 - Present

  • Grants committee member of a Boston based nonprofit which creates educational opportunities for children and their mothers from underserved families.

Other:

  • Grants officer for a family foundation focused on education equity and outreach: 2008 -Present
  • Entrepreneurship Mentor EforAll Lawrence: Summer 2017
  • Generation Citizen guest judge for Civics Day: 2016
  • LEF Fundraising team: 2011

EDUCATION

National Institute of Design, India, Textile Design, 1993
Questrom School of Business, Boston University, MBA & MIS, 1998

PERSONAL

I am married to Amar Sawhney with two children in the Lexington schools, in seventh and ninth grades. We have lived in Lexington for over twenty years. Our family is completed by our dog Snowy, and cats Suessji and Smauggy.

Occasional Runner:
Boston Marathon 2017, Chicago half marathon: 2011, 2014; Newburyport half marathon 2014. 

Occasional Artist:

  • Winner, International Wool Secretariat’s Knitwear Design Competition, India 1991.
  • Winner, Logo Design competition for Questrom Graduate School of Management, Boston University 1997.
  • Art Masala, art show, 1999, 2001, and 2004.

Occasional Climber: 
Fight for Air Climb 2011, 2012; Everest base camp trek 2017