Sri Preston Kulkarni is a proven leader who has been serving his family, community, and country for his entire life. Growing up, he saw the inequities between the lower income communities where he lived and the affluent neighborhood where he was bused to school, and decided to become involved in public service. At age 15, he took on responsibility for coordinating volunteer service across schools in Ft. Bend and Harris Counties. When Sri was 18, his father Venkatesh contracted leukemia and Sri dropped out of college to care for him. After Sri’s mother became a widow, he split his time between helping her raise his younger siblings and finishing his studies at the University of Texas, where he graduated from the Plan II Honors program.