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Board Candidate Biographies

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Ravi Shanbhag

Ravi Shanbhag is a Vice President of Strategy and Planning for UnitedHealthcare Operations and has over 20 years of experience in various roles related to Strategy, Advanced Analytics, Finance, Information Technology and Consulting. He believes that the educational choice that charter schools offer to families is key to improving the educational outcomes of children.

Ravi currently serves on the board of Parnassus Preparatory School – a K-12 Charter School in the Northwest Suburbs focused on providing students with a classical education that demands their best in intellectual achievement and character development. In the past, Ravi was a founding Board Member of a Charter School called West Side Summit in West St. Paul. Ravi has also served on the board of the Twin Cities Chapter of the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) an organization dedicated to promoting professional development for Pan-Asian talent and served as a Director of Business Development for the Human Spirit Initiative, an organization that is a part of the National Human Services Assembly.

In his free time, Ravi loves spending time with his family – especially coaching his 3 girls in Table Tennis. Ravi holds a Doctorate in Engineering Management, an MBA in Finance, a Masters in Applied Statistics and an Engineering Degree in Computer Science.

Andrew Sundal

Andrew Sundal works at HGA Architects & Engineers in Minneapolis, MN. Andrew is an Architect and works in the structural engineering department. He specializes in existing building renovations, computational design, and research at HGA. In his free time, Andrew enjoys traveling and playing sports. Coming from a family of educators and experiences living abroad, Andrew is passionate about ISLA’s mission of cultivating students with a global vision. He has two sons attending ISLA. Andrew is currently the chair of the facilities committee and was involved in ISLA's move to the new building, serving on the building relocation working group.

Kyle Orwick

Kyle Orwick is a partner with Eide Bailly, a top 20 accounting firm. He specializes in transaction advisory with an emphasis on buyer financial due diligence and sell side quality of earnings. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) with 14 years of experience in public accounting and eleven of those working with private equity and strategics during acquisitions. Kyle spent three years in Germany working on cross boarder deals before returning to the States and formalizing these services for Eide Bailly. For five years, he also served on the board of directors of Minnesota Fringe Festival and was treasurer and on the executive committee during three of those years. Outside of his professional life, Kyle enjoys spending time with his two daughters and spouse. He also enjoys following his alma mater college hockey team during the winter and golfing and the lakes during the summer.

Lina Pinto Perez

Lina Pinto Perez s a first-grade teacher at ISLA. She is from Paipa, a beautiful town in Colombia. She received her Bachelor of Education Degree in English and Spanish as a Foreign Language in 2015. She later received her Master of Education in Foreign Languages in 2018. She started teaching in 2014 and has taught several grades and subjects since that time at different institutions and levels of education. She then became the director and one of the teachers at “Colegio Senderito del Saber”, an Elementary School in Colombia. After that, she worked at ISLA as a Language Ambassador. When she returned to Colombia, she continued her direction and teaching practices at the previously mentioned elementary school. She additionally spent 2 years teaching pedagogy and English to future teachers at UPTC University. She also supported the online Spanish immersion program for kindergarten at ISLA during the 2020-2021 school year. Teaching is her absolute passion but she has a lot of hobbies which she incorporates into her teaching practices. She loves dancing and was a professional dancer in Colombia for over 8 years. She also plays the piano, loves painting and drawing, and enjoys reading literature books. She loves Rubik’s cubes, big puzzles, board games with family and friends, and traveling around the world.

Heidi Estrada

Heidi Estrada has a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Spanish. She's a MN native and is Spanish English bilingual. Heidi is a long standing ISLA parent with her oldest starting ISLA in 2010 and her youngest joining in 2021. She has been an active ISLA PTO Volunteer having served as the PTO Chair, Secretary, Spirit Wear Coordinator, and Yearbook Committee member. She currently works in large scale education assessment as a Senior Technologies Specialist. Outside of her professional career, she is passionate about child development, respectful parenting, and child centered education.