Eight Outstanding Women
Meena Viswanath

Meena attended Nishmat’s Shana Ba’Aretz program in 2007. She has a BS from MIT in Civil Engineering and a MS from Georgia Tech in Geo Environmental Engineering. Meena currently works for Geosyntec Consultants, a company in the San Fransisco Bay Area, in a division that devises solutions for contaminated sites such as landfills. Her younger sister, Mallika attended Shana Ba’Aretz in 2012.

“I see a lot of Nishmat Alumnae involved in prolific work in the Jewish world—I find it very inspiring. I enjoy my work in the secular world and being involved in my local Jewish community in Berkley, CA as a volunteer. I am grateful to Nishmat for preparing me to be a lay leader; with the in-depth Torah education I received, I am able to be a resource for women in my community. I’m involved in several local Jewish organizations and a women’s tefillah group.”

Meena recently joined the online Gemara course with Rabbi Kenneth Auman offered though Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center.