H.G. Ajita Krsna Dasa
Ajita Krsna Dasa first met the devotees in 1986 while at IIT Bombay. He has been involved with the Philadelphia temple since 1999. He received initiation from Romapada Maharaja in 2011.
Current temple engagements include book distribution, preaching, outreach and organizing home programs/gatherings.
He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has over sixteen years’ experience in the finance industry with low-latency/high-frequency equity/derivatives trading systems. At present he works as a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase in New York.
Ajita Krsna Dasa is currently the course assistant for Religious Movements course.
H.G. Amritanjali Gaurangi Devi Dasi
Amritanjali Gaurangi Devi Dasi is a disciple of Jayapataka Maharaja and received initiation in 2010. She has been involved in various ISKCON Laguna Beach temple services since 2007 including assisting with the temple finance and accounting, fundraising, pujari service
and managing festivals. Both she and her husband have also served on the Laguna temple board.
Her undergraduate degree is in Mathematics and Statistics and she has a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in Financial Economics. She currently leads the Asset Management division for the West Coast region of Quest Diagnostics.
Amritanjali Gaurangi Devi Dasi is the course assistant for the Vaisnava Sadachar and Community Development courses.
H.G. Lalita Manjari Devi Dasi
Lalita Manjari Devi Dasi was born and raised in ISKCON and educated in Gurukula. And she was initiated in 1991 by Satsvarupa Maharaja. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 and has been working in accounting since.
She serves as the Corresponding Secretary for the GBC College.
H.G. Nandini Radha Devi Dasi
Nandini Radha Devi Dasi is an active member of the LA temple congregation and a disciple of Radhanath Maharaja. She has been practicing Krsna consciousness since 1996.
By profession she is a Professor in the Biology program at California State University, Channel Islands, and also serves as the Program Director for the Masters in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics degree program. She holds a doctorate specializing in cancer biology.
She also regularly presents Krsna consciousness to her university students including taking them to the Govardhana Ecovillage each year as well as to ISKCON Chowpatty and the Bhaktivedanta Hospital.
Nandini Radha Devi Dasi is the course assistant for the Farm Communities course.
H.G. Nija-Dham Dasa
Nija-Dham Dasa has been associated with ISKCON for over six years. He received initiation from Vaisesika Prabhu in 2015 and is currently
engaged in book distribution at ISKCON Laguna Beach (including distribution on the streets, door-to-door, at public events and placing books in hospitals and motels/hotels).
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, (Ottawa, Canada) and currently works as a principal engineer at Broadcom Ltd.
Nija-Dham Dasa is the course assistant for the Book Distribution course.
H.G. Radheswari Padmini Devi Dasi
Radheswari Padmini Devi Dasi is a disciple of Jayapataka Maharaja and serves at the Laguna Beach temple in various capacities including as a pujari, cook and book distributor. She also supports her husband in leading the Laguna temple’s sankirtana team distributing books all over Southern California.She was initiated in 2006 and has been living in the USA since 2008.
She has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and currently works as a part-time Software QA
Radheswari Padmini Devi Dasi is the course assistant for two courses: Vaisnava Sadachar and Community Development.
H.G. Rasika Ramana Dasa
Rasika Raman Dasa is a disciple of Radhanath Swami and has been serving under Gauranga Prabhu. He is currently focusing his efforts on the degree programs that will be offered at the new seminary at Thane (Mumbai) and assists with organizing the residential courses and speakers for the GBC College.
Rasika Raman Dasa has an M.Tech in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from IIT Mumbai.
H.G. Premanjana Devi Dasi
Premanjana Devi dasi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She works at a pioneer hospice care facility in Orange County, California.
She is assisting with the Child Protection course at the GBC College. Premanjana dd is an initiated disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, and has been serving at ISKCON Laguna Beach since 2002.
Prior to her coming to California, she was a member of ISKCON Philadelphia congregation since 1992.
H.G. Shreeji Kumari Devi Dasi
Shreeji Kumari Devi Dasi and her husband are actively part of the ISKCON Laguna Beach temple congregation.
She currently works as a financial controller for a company in Aliso Viejo and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University.
Shreeji Kumari Devi Dasi is currently the course assistant for the Fundraising and Temple Administration courses.
H.G. Sridevi Radha Devi Dasi
Sridevi Radha Devi dasi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor (CEDS-S).
She works as a mental health therapist in private practice in Southern California, specializing in trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse. She is also a clinical supervisor to therapy interns who are working toward state licensure. Sridevi Radha is assisting with the Child Protection course at the GBC College. Sridevi Radha is a member of the ISKCON Long Beach and ISKCON Laguna Beach communities.
Bhakta Rounak Choudhary
Rounak Choudhary recently graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a Master’s Degree in Information Science and a concentration in Human Computer Interaction. He currently works as a Technology Analyst for Esri, the world’s largest GIS company. Prior to coming to the US he studied Chemical Engineering in India. He comes from a family belonging to the Radha Vallabha sampradaya in Vrndavana and who are also academicians with both his parents active researchers and holding PhDs.
During his undergraduate years he did an internship at the Bhaktivedanta Institute, Mumbai, which served as an introduction to the Hare Krsna movement and the legacy of Srila Prabhupada. He then served at the ISKCON Youth Forum, Indore, as a youth leader and later as the student president of the Bhakti Yoga Society at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is excited to serve at the GBC College primarily to put his scholarly inclinations in the service of the Lord and secondly to learn from the experiences of such incredible devotees who are enrolled in the courses.
H.G. Varangi Radha Devi Dasi
Varangi Radha Devi dasi is a disciple of His Holiness Devamrita Swami and received initiation in 2014. She has been involved in various services at ISKCON Laguna Beach and ISKCON Long Beach temples in greeting guests, outreach and pujari service. She has a degree in International Studies from California State University Long Beach. She has worked as an interpreter and translator (English and Spanish) for the court system and is currently working in the education sector.
She helps at the GBC College with grading the Action Learning Project and Vaisnava Sadachar courses.
H.G. Vraja Prana Dasa
Vraja Prana Dasa was introduced to the Krsna Consciousness movement in the year 2000 in Bangalore, India. In the year 2002, he relocated to the Middle East and since then has been serving in a Yatra, code named Mathuradesh as a Congregational preacher. His main area of expertise is in the Bhakti Vrksha method of preaching through which Mathuradesh yatra has found much success in becoming a vibrant Vaishnava community in the middle of a desert. He is also taking care of the Management affairs of the Yatra, as the Yatra Servant Leader. In the year 2019, Vraja prana dasa graduated from the GBC college and is appointed as the Zonal supervisor for the country where he is currently serving in the Middle East.
In the professional field, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant and heads up the Corporate Strategy and Risk function for a Government owned Utility company.
He is a disciple of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami since 2005.
He helps at the GBC College with grading the Action Learning Project course.
H.G. Madana Gopala Dasa
Madana Gopala Prabhu is Co-Director of ISKCON Communications of North America and serves as Director of Communications at ISKCON of New Jersey. He joined ISKCON in 1991 and has served as a teacher and preacher in various capacities in the US. He currently coordinates the New Jersey Project Advisory Committee which is working toward building a large, Vedic-style ISKCON temple, the first of its kind, in the New York-New Jersey Area.
He helps at the GBC College with grading the Fundraising course.
H.G. Smara-hari Dasa
Smara-hari dasa, joined ISKCON in South Africa in 1977 and since then attended regular Namahatta programs under the expert guidance of H.H. Partha Sarathi Das Goswami. Since 2010 he is planning and rolling out major festivals at ISKCONs temple in Durban. He also served ISKCON BBTI Global Executive Management as Special Projects manager in 2016-17. Since February 2016, he is a member of the Strategic Planning Support Team, a unit under the GBC Strategic Planning Team. He is currently the Director for Devotee Care in SA. With a Masters’ Degree in Engineering he has over 20 years’ experience in technology management, change management and the development and implementation of strategies.
H.G. Shyam Sakha Dasa
Shyam Sakha das is an initiated disciple of HH Lokanath Swami, and is based in Pune, India. He has provided services related to Initiations and as Secretary to HH Lokanath Swami.
He graduated as a `Chartered Accountant in 1990. He gained invaluable experience with KPMG Peat Marwick, and is part of the Ownership Management of a highly diversified Group of Companies engaged in manufacturing engineering products. He was in charge of all Systems related matters, ISO implementation, Accounts and Finance and Strategic Planning initiatives.
He is a systems expert having over 32 years experience in the field and provides Management Consulting including Corporate Excellence through Culture Building, Strategic Planning, Training etc.