Swagata Patnaik

Hospitality Chair @ Tufaan Entertainment

Swagata, a junior studying Psychology, is the Hospitality Chair for Tufaan this year. She is also a counselor at Camp Kesem, a camp for kids whose parents are affected by cancer, and Education Chair of the South Asian Student Alliance. She loves to dance, whether it be Classical, Contemporary or Bollywood and enjoys reading in her spare time. Her favorite dance move is the tour jeté because it took her a super long time to master and makes her feel like she can fly. During Tufaan weekend, she loves seeing the dance team members interact and be inspired by the students from Shanti Bhavan who come for the weekend. It shows how Tufaan fosters the passion of dancers in the circuit while raising awareness of an organization that strives to break the cycle of poverty for kids through the power of education.