How we started this organization
Our mission stems from a personal experience that our family went through. Our mom underwent brain surgery twice, due to a subdural hematoma, which is a collection of blood outside of the brain. Through this experience, we became immersed into the world of brain surgeries, and learned a lot about the subject. We are very grateful that our family was financially apt to handle this potentially fatal incident. However, many victims of this around the world are unable to receive treatment, due to the very high costs of it. For this reason, we created Skulls and Drills, to help others going through the same experience that our family did.
Rhea Sharma and Ranya Sharma

Our team

Here is some more information about us

Rhea Sharma with mom Nupur Sharma

Rhea Sharma


I’m a first year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I am aspiring to pursue a career in medicine and medical research. I am in love with dance, debate , drawing, art history, and volunteering.

Ranya Sharma


I’m a sophomore at the University of Chicago pursuing my bachelors degree in Computer Science and Public Policy aspiring to work at the intersection of cybersecurity and public policy. I am in love with computer science, dance, debate and volunteering.

Dr Sonal Gupta

Dr. Sonal Gupta


Dr. Sonal Gupta, Senior Brain & Spine surgeon with more than 20 years of experience is Director & Head of Neurosurgery, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, Delhi

Nupur Sharma


Nupur Sharma is a Chicago based Textile and Fashion educator. She has been engaged in the global fashion industry since past 26 years and has been teaching since past 13 years.

Emily Yang


My name is Emily Yang, and I’m a rising sophomore at Barrington High School. During my free time, I like to play tennis and bake.