Sangeetha Kowsik was born and raised in California, is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and a NYC-based fashion/graphic/museum designer, interfaith chaplain, and an established gallery artist. She serves as the Hindu Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor of NYU and Columbia Universities, founder of NYU Hindu Center, and a founding member of NAHCA (North American Hindu Chaplain Association). She is affectionately known as the #pujaqueen because she loves her pujas. She was awarded “Chaplain of the Year” for her interfaith initiatives by Chelsea Clinton. Her brand IhsanIshan Design works for religious, cultural and ethnic unity by connecting across global cultures through art and design, told through the art of Arabic calligraphy.