AAPI Association of Vanderbilt Alumni (AAVA)

Welcome to AAVA

The AAPI Association of Vanderbilt Alumni (AAVA) was created by alumni to connect the Vanderbilt AAPI community. Members receive newsletters and invitations to AAVA social events and networking opportunities. The steering committee works closely with student organizations to provide resources for current students. We hope you find community and support through the AAPI Association of Vanderbilt Alumni.

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AAVA Leadership

  • Ankita Rakhe, BS'03

    Ankita Rakhe, BS'03


    Ankita Rakhe (she/her) is a California transplant hailing from Texas and is the assistant dean for student support at Stanford University. Working in the Office of Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning, she manages the bias reporting process and a peer mediation program and provides support for DACAmented/undocumented students on campus. Serendipitously, her current supervisor was the director of student activities at Vanderbilt while Ankita was a student. As an undergrad, she was the president of Masala-SACE and Vanderbuddies and held leadership positions in Alpha Delta Pi and VUCept. Ankita holds a master's degree in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in child development with honors and a Spanish minor from Vanderbilt.

    • San Francisco, CA
  • Kavi Saxena, BA'19

    Kavi Saxena, BA'19

    Engagement Chair

    Originally a Florida native, Kavi graduated from Vanderbilt in 2019 with a degree in economics & history. Since graduating, Kavi has spent his time working in education. He was a middle school math teacher with Teach for America before moving into education finance where he currently works for Charter School Growth fund, investing in the nation's highest quality public charter schools. Kavi resides in the DC area. 

    • Arlington, VA


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