Tarul Kode Tripathi
Founder + CEO
Tarul Kode Tripathi grew up in the greater Seattle area, as the eldest of 3 siblings. She and her family are survivors of domestic violence and long-standing friends of local non-profit API Chaya; Tarul is also on their Board of Directors. As a pharmacist and senior clinical program manager with over 15 years of experience, she is passionate about access to high quality health care. The Sanaya Set was named after Tarul’s daughter. Sanaya means distinguished- different in a great way, as she explains it. In founding the Sanaya Set, Tarul is pursuing her passions for advocacy, social justice, and intersectionality- for herself, her kids, and our community. Tarul also loves style- her sweet spot. Fun fact- she was awarded ‘trend setter’ her senior year in high school. Naturally, Tarul is the fashion maven of the team. In her down time (10 minutes a day if she’s lucky), she reads and watches Queen of the South. Learn more about how Tarul's childhood and experiences inspired her to pursue her passions here.
Co-Founder + COO
Sandy Mathews' background is technology and research. She started her corporate career over 15 years ago in technology start-ups and currently works as a business design consultant for a technology company. She went to business school and is a native Texan, and currently lives in the Seattle area. When she graduated from business school, she thought about starting her own business, but the responsibilities of having a family made her put those dreams on the backburner. It wasn't until Tarul approached her with the idea of the Sanaya Set, she decided to make the leap. Coming from a business background, she helps the team optimize overall operations by making sure we are doing the most good from a financial standpoint and making sure we are running as smoothly as possible. Sandy also sits on the Board of Directors for API Chaya and has worked volunteered extensively with the Junior League of Seattle, Treehouse and the PEP (Prison Entrepreneurship Program). Sandy is our ‘business’ person. She is all business, all the time, except when football is on.
Co-Founder + CMO
Tejal Angolkar is the millennial of the Sanaya Set team. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Economics in 2016, Tejal now lives in New York City as a business consultant. Born and raised in in the greater Seattle Area, Tejal has always had a passion for doing good for her community, especially womxn. She grew up helping young Indian-Americans bridge the gap between their cultures as a youth counselor for the Indian Association of Western Washington. In high school, she worked with Seattle chapters of organizations such as Circle of Women and Girl Up to provide access to education for girls in countries like India and Malawi. In college, Tejal worked with API Chaya on community organizing and research as an outreach coordinator. Tejal currently sits on the first young professionals chapter for Acumen, an organization that tackles poverty through impact investing. Tejal continues to pursue her drive to uplift womxn on the Sanaya Set team, primarily focusing on Marketing and PR. After a day of promoting social justice, Tejal likes to wind down by putting on one of her many festive onesies and binge watching Bollywood movies.