is the Co-Founder
and Chief Executive Officer
of Linking Opportunity
Ronak is a junior at Bellevue High School in Bellevue, WA, where he is the President of two clubs, the Mock Trial Club and the JSA Club. He is also an active member of the school's DECA club where he has been a finalist both years he has competed at the regional level, and has qualified for the state competition. Additionally, he is a member of his high school's Link Crew.
He is also an accomplished martial artist having earned his second dan black belt over three years ago in taekwondo. After being involved for over nine years, he has taken his commitment to the next level and is now an instructor at his taekwondo school where he teaches people of all ages and skill levels. He is also been a member of a traditional Indian band, "Dholida" as the co-lead keyboard player which he joined in 7th grade.
This past summer he interned at a start up company, Exponential Entertainment, where he developed tools and technology in order to aid graphic designers in a cumbersome production process. Through the internship, he had the opportunity to work with experienced entrepreneurs and people with a variety of unique skill sets, and has learned a lot about the needs of a business as well as working in a team.
Once he understood the volunteering needs of organization and high school students, he realized that the community impact thousands of high school students could create was much greater than just by him. This is how he came up with the idea of creating this bazaar to connect organizations and high school students to meet and quench their volunteering needs.
In his spare time, Ronak enjoys reading, working out, spending time with his family, and watching Shark Tank.
Chirag Ved is the Co-Founder and President of Linking Opportunity
Chirag is a junior at the University of Chicago majoring in Economics and Public Policy Studies. He has been on the Dean's List each year and also served as the Treasurer of his fraternity Zeta Psi. Looking to pursue a career in finance, he has spent the past two summers at boutique investment banks. Currently, he is an analyst for TiE Angels Group Seattle, the venture capitalist arm of TiE Seattle, and the director of Business Development for BridgeMe, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that assists international college students with getting acclimated to American culture. In his spare time, when he has any, he enjoys playing FIFA, adjusting his fantasy football roster, attempting to cook, and going around Chicago.
is the Vice President
of Linking Opportunity
Nick is a junior at Bellevue High School in Bellevue, WA. He is enthusiastically involved in many of the vast activities that Bellevue High School has to offer. He wrestles and runs track and field for Bellevue High School as well as participates in Bellevue’s student government (ASB). He is also actively involved in the club JSA (junior statesmen of America). He also volunteers at Jubilee Reach several hours a week.
Even with all the school activities he participates in, Nick always manages to find a way to spend quality time with his friends and family. He also enjoys the beautiful great outdoors of the North West, a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s eve, and a great book by the fire. He is dedicated in everything he does and is elated have the opportunity to be involved in Linking Opportunity and will always work to make sure that people are able to have easy access to volunteering opportunities in order to strengthen the community.
Marcus Heijer is the Vice President of Communications of Linking Opportunity.
Marcus is a junior at Bellevue High School in Bellevue, WA. where he is Vice President of The Mock Trial Club, sports editor of The Barque, Bellevue High’s school newspaper, and a member of the National Honors Society. Outside of school, he enjoys playing for Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, playing pick-up soccer with his friends, and going hiking with his family.
Marcus has found joy in coaching soccer to 8th graders through Bellevue Youth Soccer. He also gives back to the community by organizing Bellevue High School’s annual book drive and tutoring local at risk children. Marcus is excited to benefit this community even more by linking high school students with volunteering projects through Linking Opportunity.