Leading Long-Term Change
CO-Founder and CEO
As a student at Brown University passionate about using business and enterprise as a tool to instigate positive change, Arvind founded Candivote with the mission of improving local political involvement across the nation.
Arvind has competed in various business competitions including the Conrad Spirit of Innovation challenge and the Paradigm challenge. Arvind has garnered national and international recognition in these competitions for his development of socially beneficial products and services such as the Rivulet showerhead and the Sentinel campus security app. Outside of entrepreneurship, Arvind is an avid basketball player, musician, and sports enthusiast.
Co-Founder and COO
A freshman at Yale University, Shivesh loves both physics and political thought. He believes they both push the boundaries of human understanding and development. Shivesh joined Candivote hoping to help educate voters across the nation and foster diverse political conversations.
Shivesh is passionate about helping others and tutors local high schoolers in S.T.E.M subjects. He also loves to pursue education and is currently learning Latin and Ancient Greek in order to enrich his understanding of lingual nuances, social constructs, and western culture. In his free time, Shivesh can often be found outside: biking, strength training, or volunteering.
CO-FOUNDER AND CTO
A rising senior at the Wheeler School. Developing skills in Computer Science, he has continued his focus in both robotics and web applications. Lucien joined Candivote to elevate the business into a polished and easily accessible application.
Using and expanding cloud development skills, he has both built entire platforms and maintained existing systems. At school, the First Tech Challenge robotics team enabled Lucien to utilize sensors and actuator feedback to develop autonomous and driver assist routines. As a co-head of the Programming Team, he competes in local competitions with other members and organizes speakers for any interested students.
CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF R&D
A Brown University freshman, Nick is interested in exploring the intersection between computer science and politics. The ubiquity of computers—and the entanglement between technology and policy which that creates—particularly excites him. Nick joined Candivote to use technology in improving the state of politics and to help develop the platform into a powerful tool for informing and engaging voters.
Nick spent much of high school expanding his exposure to different aspects of the tech field and has further broadened his skillset since joining the team. With a background heavy in Java and OOP, he has picked up web development and utilized ReactJS with Material-UI to build the dashboard. Outside of programming, Nick is an Eagle Scout and enjoys reading, running, and playing soccer with friends.