About NEST4US - Meet The Founders

Meet The Founders

Shreyaa Venkat

Shreyaa is the Co-founder & CEO of NEST4US, with a mission to provide volunteer and leadership opportunities to the community to make the world better through kindness. She is a rising freshman at Georgetown University. Seventeen-year-old Shreyaa already has seven plus years of volunteer service under her belt and has spent over 1,500 hours giving back to her community. She is an active board member of various clubs and organizations, where she provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities for the community. Shreyaa is an academic honor roll student, a travel soccer player, a 3rd degree black belt, a certified soccer referee, a kathak dancer, and an assistant instructor at CJR Martial Arts. Shreyaa's generous heart and passion for service drive her determination to make a difference in the lives of others. Providing service opportunities, maintaining an upbeat and inclusive attitude, and passionately serving, with kindness and generosity of heart. That's who Shreyaa is!

Along with receiving the award for Outstanding Youth Volunteer Team, she has received the following:

  • 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award
  • 2020 United Nations Ambassador Award
  • 2020 InspirASIAN National Scholarship Recipient
  • 2020 Virginia House Joint Bill No 460 Commending NEST4US
  • 2020 Matt Kurtz Kindness Award
  • 2020 First Citizen Scientist - World Wildlife Fund
  • 2020 LCPS Make a Difference Award
  • 2019 Virginia House Joint Bill No 699 Commending Outstanding Service
  • 2019 Governor's Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • 2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree
  • 2019 Sodexo Stop Hunger National Scholarship Recipient
  • 2019 Digital4Good Winner
  • 2019 Indian American Youth Achiever
  • 2019 Loudoun County Government Commending Outstanding Service
  • 2019 Youth Making A Difference Award
  • 2019 Loudoun 100 Honoree
  • 2018-19 United Nations Ambassador Award
  • 2018 Points of Light Award Honoree
  • 2018 President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold)
  • 2018 Graduate of Congressional Young Women Leadership Program
  • 2018 Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • 2018 Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Community Service
  • 2017/2018 President's Environmental Youth Award Recognition
  • Interviewed by Forbes Women, Good Morning America, Reader's Digest, Fox 5 Plus, ABC 7/WJLA, People Magazine, News India Times, NBC Washington, Loudoun Times Mirror, Posh Seven Magazine, Inspire Kindness, Leesburg Lifestyle, NBC News, Loudoun County Magazine, Patch, Global TV Network, The Burn, etc.

Esha Venkat

Esha Venkat is a 14-year-old freshman at Broad Run High School. She is the Co-founder & COO of NEST4US. Esha’s commitment to volunteering inspires countless other youth volunteers to make a difference in the community. In addition to being a Straight A honor roll student, Esha finds time to pIay piano, earn her 2nd degree black belt, enjoy hip-hop and Kathak, and serve as the captain of her travel soccer team. She is also an active member of several clubs and organizations.

Esha finds a healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities, as well as making sure to leave time for volunteering. She has spent hundreds of volunteer hours on projects ranging from feeding the homeless and tutoring kids, to helping hurricane victims and creating care packages for low-income families. Esha’s motivation comes mainly from the joy she gets from giving back to the community. According to her, it doesn’t matter how big or small your contribution is to your community, it just matters that you do something to help.

  • 2020 Virginia House Joint Bill No 460 Commending NEST4US
  • 2020 United Nations Ambassador Award
  • 2020 First Citizen Scientist - World Wildlife Fund
  • 2020 LCPS Make a Difference Award
  • 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy - with Steve Harvey & ESSENCE Magazine
  • 2020 UN Gold | Zero Waste Award
  • 2019 Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • 2019 Youth Making A Difference Award
  • 2019 Loudoun County Government Commending Outstanding Service
  • 2019 Graduate of Young Women Leadership Program - GMU
  • 2018 Points of Light Award Honoree
  • 2017/2018 President's Environmental Youth Award Recognition
  • Interviewed by ABC 7/WJLA, NBC Washington, People Magazine, WHUR Radio, Loudoun Times Mirror, Global TV Network, Inspire Kindness, Fox 5 Plus, NBC News, Leesburg Lifestyle Magazine, Loudoun Now, etc.