Meet Us

Murphy Gershman: Co-Founder/Mentor

Photo Credit: PCC Athletics

Murphy played basketball at Pima College for two seasons from 2013-2015. In 2015 he was named a third team NJCAA athletic and academic All-American and graduated with Honors from Pima College. His career then continued at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where he was a part of teams that won the RMAC regular season and conference tournament championships, the regional tournament championship, and earned the school’s first ever appearance in the NCAA D2 Elite 8. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering in 2018.

Murphy’s desire for helping Pima College student-athletes traces directly back to the opportunities provided to him by Pima College and the basketball team. He will tell you without a doubt that without those opportunities he would not be where he is today and he wants to provide those same opportunities to as many others as possible.


Kai Lindstedt: Co-Founder/Mentor

Kai is currently the Senior Academic Advisor for STEM at Pima Community College. He graduated from The University of Arizona in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Kai is widely regarded as the #1 fan of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Pima College, but can also be found (and heard) sitting directly behind the catcher at most home baseball games.

Kai’s passion for helping Pima College student-athletes comes from his years of experience of working closely with Pima’s athletes in a variety of capacities and from sharing in the joy of their academic and athletic accomplishments.


Asha Shanti: Co-Founder/Mentor


Asha graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pima Community College in 2014 before transferring to The University of Arizona. Asha completed her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Biochemistry in 2016 with a 4.0 GPA and went on to get a master’s certificate in Applied Nutrition in 2017. In 2018 she will be entering a dietetics internship, upon completion of which she will become a Registered Dietician.

Asha’s interest in helping Pima College students comes directly from her time as a Pima student, as she credits much of her success to the incredible professors and mentors who supported her while there.