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Rujuta Chincholkar-Mandelia has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in African American Studies from Temple University. She is a mother of two beautiful children. She is passionate about Indian classical dance and growing her own vegetables. Rujuta has worked with immigrant South Asian women who are victims of violence for about 10 years in a capacity as a researcher and hotline volunteer. She has worked with young adults as a Faculty Adviser at Temple University. Rujuta believes in teamwork and collaboration. At WRC, Rujuta has volunteered for a few years and interned as a counselor for a year. She looks forward to her role as a counselor.