Sarishni Patel joined the Florida State University Foundation in 2008. Most recently, she served four years as director of development of the FSU College of Engineering. In the fall of 2018, she was promoted to the director of development of the Dedman School of Hospitality. Her previous roles at the university were in the areas of donor stewardship, annual giving, and board relations.
Sarishni is a two-time graduate of Florida State University. She earned her undergraduate degree in public relations, and her masters in higher education - administration and finance. Sarishni is married to Sonny Patel with whom she has one daughter.