Sathish Rao Appalanaidu serves as the Board Director of Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS) / Student Volunteers Foundation, a wholly-owned entity of the Ministry of Education Malaysia since 2017. Sathish has an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology and B.Ed. in Moral Education from Sultan Idris Education University (Malaysia). He is also an appointed Honorary Fellow at his alma mater. He was awarded with Tunku Gold Medal which is also known as Best Malaysian Graduate.
As a volunteer and leader by heart, Sathish Rao volunteered on many volunteering missions, projects, activities and flood relief missions in 10 countries to date, especially under YSS itself. He has also led a number of YSS Students Volunteer Missions to Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Sabah and Sarawak.
An all-rounder, this young man is also active in speaking engagements for various international and national volunteer conferences. He has published academic articles focusing on Moral Psychology and Moral Development.