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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Sindhura Citineni

Sindhura Citineni

Class:

BSBA 2004

Title:

Director of Education

Company:

TROSA

"UNC helped me become an effective leader. By applying the knowledge I gained from my business degree, I strongly sharpened my confidence. I also sharpened my ability to identify needs and to strategize solutions."

Major achievements

  • Founder and president, Hunger Lunch (HL). Based in the Campus Y, HL was the first undergraduate international hunger relief organization at UNC.
  • Inductee, Order of Golden Fleece-Argonaut
  • Created, directed and implemented a 4-year program called "HL Nutrition House." It provided liquid nutrition sources 3 times a week for 150 children in Hyderabad, India.
  • Helped financially sustain 3 micro-irrigation projects for villages in Jucumarini, Bolivia
  • Built a micro-irrigation system with 7 HL students and local community members in the Andes Mountains

What she does

TROSA is a two-year program that helps people recover from substance abuse. They live in the TROSA facility and receive job training and counseling that helps them learn to support themselves.

Citineni works with 330 residents. She directs the education programs that help them learn everything from basic computer skills to how to apply and successfully interview for work. Some residents earn their high school diplomas years after they dropped out of school.

"It's extremely fulfilling to know that I can make a difference. I can help a resident pursue his or her life passions or interests."

Most important effect UNC Kenan-Flagler had upon me

"My business classes served as building blocks of knowledge in creating and leading HL."

"UNC helped me become an effective leader. By applying the knowledge I gained from my business degree, I strongly sharpened my confidence. I also sharpened my ability to identify needs and to strategize solutions."

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