Aakash Goel

He has developed softwares for various government departments like Police (including CBI), Railways and Administration, in an attempt to solve the problems they face on a daily basis. With academic degrees from DCE (BE), IIMK (PGDM) and CFA, he is currently running a Business Simulations venture www.learnbizsimulations.com. He has taken sessions for Armed Forces at MDI, and have been judging Managerial Acumen of Indian Civil Services in Inter-Services Meet held at LBSNAA. Over last 4.5 years, I have been passionately developing small software, for friends in Civil Services -. 5 out of 10 softwares have already been awarded. He can be reached at aakashgoel@gmail.com

Aakash Goel
Anmol Gupta

Having completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Science, he is currently working as a Financial Analyst in Mumbai. He has previously worked with SRISTI UNICEF, a summer school for inclusive innovation to serve unmet social needs. His areas of interest include education, healthcare and tourism and likes to read, cook and travel in his spare time. He can be reached at anmolgpt96@gmail.com

Anmol Gupta
Anup Sunitha

A B.Tech. graduate from NIT, Calicut and also earned Masters in Technology from University of Mumbai and Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design from Symbiosis, Pune. Presently a research scholar and doctoral student in IIT-Delhi in the field of energy, she is keen to understand the policy aspects of clean air and environment. She strongly believe that the wisdom of mankind should be collaboratively used for the coexistence of our biosphere. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and going for marathons with her family. He can be reached at anup.sunitha@gmail.com

Anup Sunitha
Aravind Natarajan

He is a Postgraduate in Management studies. He was briefly at Edelweiss Financial Services and then joined another organisation as an RTI Fellow. He seeks to understand the nuances of policy and how it can be used as a tool to bring social change in a more
meaningful way. He can be reached aravind.n@brmworld.org

Aravind Natarajan
Archit Srivastava

He holds an MBA, and is a development professional working with UNDP India. He aims at influencing as well as formulating public policy with facts & rationales. With over 4 years of experience in the corporate, government & currently working with United Nations India; He has extensively worked on state policy documents aiming to provide employment, career guidance & skill development. He can be reached at arc.archit@gmail.com.

Archit Srivastava
Arpit Asthana

He, backed by double Masters in Social Science, has worked for over 6 years on field, with both – the Government as well as non-governmental sector. In his own words, his strength is to put experience in perspective with existing theory backed by informed and well formed thought, as well as by empirical evidence. He aims to strengthen and improve focus on the quality in Education Department especially with regard to the ‘Right to Education’. He can be reached at arpit.asthana@gmail.com

Arpit Asthana
Arth Mishra

He comes from Anuppur district in Madhya Pradesh. A gradute of Engineering Physics from IIT Delhi, he wishes to engage in a high impact profession in the policy space. He holds a deep and active interest in Classical Music. A UPSC aspirant, he lives by the dictum ‘Simple living, high thinking’. He can be reached at arth.mishra95@gmail.com

Arth Mishra
Ashutosh Jalan

He is a recent graduate from IIT (BHU), Varanasi, and is presently working with Panasonic India. He has been interested in policy formulation and implementation since his college days when he led and implemented several infrastructure projects and formed policies for enhancing the efficiency of institutions, to the best of his ability, in whatever capacity he could. He can be reached at ashutoshjalan0116@gmail.com

Ashutosh Jalan
Avinash Pandey

He is a graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with a Masters in Sociology. He has also worked in statistical modelling and predictive analysis for about 4 years alongside his MA and subsequent diploma in liberal arts. He intends to develop a multi-disciplinary perspective to understand and contribute to an inclusive and sustainable, social and developmental order. In his own words, the essence of 5 D’s – Dignity, Diversity, Democracy, Development and Decentralisation, in this, is crucial. He can be reached at avinashpandey615@gmail.com

Avinash Pandey
Deepanshu Aggarwal

He is a bibliophile by interest & political consultant by profession. He is a commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce and has participated in 4 international projects/conferences. A travel enthusiast, he describes himself as a ‘forever student’ of politics, political economy, governance and history, and wants to study public-policy from the leading minds in policy institutions across the world. He can be reached at deepanshu22aggarwal@gmail.com

Deepanshu Aggarwal
Gunthakanti Shiva Reddy

He is a chemical engineer from IIT Guwahati by education and is presently working in an edu-tech startup. He is passionate about public service, and plans to work in the area of bio-diesel and on the demand-supply side of the jobs’ market. He likes taking up online courses in his spare time and also trekking-up mountains whenever time permits. He can be reached at shivareddyknlap@gmail.com

Gunthakanti Shiva Reddy
Harshvardhan Raju G

He is an electronics engineer and an active sportsperson. He has been working in machine learning across a variety of fields for almost 2 years. A national level karate medallist, marathon runner by hobby, a vivid listener and reader, he likes to explore and understand the society. His constant endeavour is to improve the self as well as the lives of people around, especially who don’t have access to same resources. He seeks to understand the intricacies of governance and its limitations. He can be reached at harshvardhan.rajug@gmail.com

Harshvardhan Raju G
Ish Nath Jha

He has done his BCA, MCA and M.Tech(CSE) and possesses 10 years of experience in the domain of teaching and skill development. Having worked with Manipal University’s Technical Business Incubation Centre, he has successfully enabled students to start their own companies. He has chosen not to confine himself to the conventional role of a teacher but instead loves to take initiatives beyond his responsibilities, and more so if it has a social impact. He can be reached at ish.jha@gmail.com

Ish Nath Jha
Jagannadh Mellacheruvu

He is a graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. However, incessant backpacking through the length and breadth of the country has nudged him towards public policy and governance. As an avid reader and conscientious conversationalist, he continuously ponders plausible solutions to the existing problems in India’s national and foreign policies, and wishes to shoulder that responsibility as a diplomat, one day. He can be reached at jagannadh.m@gmail.com

Jagannadh Mellacheruvu
Karthika Sathyanathan

She is a development professional and has worked with organisations such as UN habitat, State Bank of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and the Dept. of Social Welfare (GoAP). She has led the design and implementation of various interventions aimed at improving the quality of education, in the 3 years spent in this sector. Her expertise lies in academic & action research, teaching, design & implementation of projects and leading large-scale multi-lateral projects with the government. She can be reached at karthikasathyanath@gmail.com

Karthika Sathyanathan
Laxman Prasad

He is a graduate in Computer Science from Birla Institute, and is presently a consultant with ShikshaLokam, an education leadership platform for individuals and institutions engaged in the K-12 education systems. He is interested in understanding the challenges of the present education system and providing quality education, and this shifted his attention away from the ‘Tech’ industry, following which he joined the Gandhi fellowship program. He likes to read and play chess in his spare time. He can be reached at lp.devrari@gmail.com

Laxman Prasad
Mahesh Avasare

He is an engineering graduate, with Bachelors from IIT Bombay and MS from IST Lisbon under Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program. He has been pursuing product management roles in start-up ecosystem for past 2+ years. He has stayed across 4 countries and travelled across 10 more; and has been following news from all corners of the globe. He strongly believes in the potential of effective public policy making & how its implementation can transform the lives of millions. He can be reached at m.avasare@gmail.com

Mahesh Avasare
Naveen Kori

He is a B.Tech graduate and is presently a Telangana Jagruthi Youth fellow. He has recently authored a book, and also conducted an International Rural Development Camp. Previously, he has worked as an Assistant Manager in Corporation Bank. A Yes Foundation Media for social change fellow as well as an AIF Clinton fellow where he formed a Women Farmers Producer Organization, he intends to study public policy and work on agriculture policy. He can be reached at naveenkori164@gmail.com

Naveen Kori
Neha Nagpal

She is a graduate in Economics from DU, has done an International Business Certification course from YMCA, and an MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. She is passionate about and is presently working in public sector developmental consulting in the areas of Financial Inclusion, Financial Sector Stability, MSME development, amongst others. The clients she has worked with include Government of Nepal, SIDBI, World Bank, and DFID. She can be reached at nehanagpal93@gmail.com

Neha Nagpal
Nischitha Paderu

She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Arts and is an aspiring Civil Servant. With a keen interest in Economics, International Diplomacy, and Public Administration, she wishes to bring a change in the discourse of Public Policy. An avid reader and travel enthusiast, she is fond of learning about people and their stories, and dreams of opening an NGO for the underprivileged. She can be reached at nischitha.paderu@gmail.com

Nischitha Paderu
Parth

He is a Postgraduate in Statistics from National University of Singapore. He interned with the UNDP and subsequently worked in a fin-tech company, Clix Capital. With a keen interest in contributing to society and to making his motherland the super power it deserves to be, he aspires to be a Civil Services Officer in future. He can be reached at parth.chops@gmail.com

Parth
Pramin Pradeep

He is a Postgraduate in Aerospace Engineering, and is presently working as a project engineer at IIT Kanpur. Guided by his passion towards learning new concepts, he wants to work towards improving school education system and subsequently build opportunities to reform the inertia in the mindset of the youth that stops them from contributing to the society. He can be reached at pramin4353@gmail.com

Pramin Pradeep
Ramu Kandregula

He is a Postgraduate from IIT Kanpur and has specialised in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working as an Assistant Professor in an Engineering college in the same subject area for almost 5 years now. He actively participates in social activities and is committed for reforms in both primary and technical education in India. Apart from his professional interests, he is a nature lover and sports enthusiast. He can be reached at ramu304@gmail.com

Ramu Kandregula
Ritu Goyal

She is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and is currently working as a Financial Analyst in Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. Having first hand experience of working on grass root social innovation project with SRISTI, she aspires to broaden her understanding of public policy in areas like banking, entrepreneurship and rural development. She can be reached at ritu31goyal@gmail.com

Ritu Goyal
Ruchita Moon

She is a postgraduate in management from IIM Ahmedabad & engineer from NIT Nagpur. She has more than 5 years of work experience across the Technology and FMCG sectors. Presently working with SEBI, she is involved in risk management policy making for commodity derivative markets. She has a keen interest in environment conservation, women empowerment, and education sector. In her spare time, she likes to explore content on behavioural psychology. She can be reached at p10ruchitam@iima.ac.in

Ruchita Moon
Saiyad Karar Husain

He has spent about 7 years in the development sector and is passionate towards bringing change in lives of marginalised communities, with emphasis on quality education and creative learning and teaching techniques, focus on early childhood development, girls education, and life skills. Armed with a Masters in Elementary Education from TISS Mumbai, he is presently with the Aga Khan Foundation as a State Programme Officer in Education. He can be reached at kararhusain6@gmail.com

Saiyad Karar Husain
Sakshi Srivastava

She is a graduate in Botany and postgradute in Social Work (counseling), and has worked in the tribal belt of Chikhaldara block of Amravati district Maharashtra as a Gandhi fellow. She was involved in developing the leadership of government school administration. Currently, she is chasing her dream of impacting millions of lives with Government of Haryana as a Chief Minister Good Governance Associate, after almost 4 years of engagement in this space in various capacities. She can be reached at shrivastavsakshi21@gmail.com

Sakshi Srivastava
Saransh Gupta

He is working with Google India as a strategist. He was a YLAC policy fellow in 2018 and volunteered with UN to design and implement water sustainability solutions in J&K. He is a strong proponent of continuous learning – to which end he is also in the 1-year analytics program at IIMB. His passion is to extend analytics and use multi-disciplinary perspective to deliver evidence-based policy. Outside work, he enjoys theatre, philately, squash, NBA and adventure sports. He can be reached at saransh.gupta18@iimb.ac.in

Saransh Gupta
Saumya Aggarwal

She has an experience that spans across art management, dance, education and social engagement. She has co-founded Barefoot Edu Foundation with a vision to improve focus on and quality of Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching students, training teachers, and using her business acumen to strengthen school management. Through a combination of implementation, on-ground research, and advocacy, she aims to contribute to defining and delivering quality education in the country. She can be reached at saumya.aggarwal@yif.ashoka.edu.in

Saumya Aggarwal
Shahzor Khan

He is a Software Engineer by profession with 7+ yrs experience in this area. Planning a transition in career to public policy analysis and development, he is currently pursuing courses in Economics and Public Policy. He is interested in the economics of the development sector, especially in employment generation policies. He can be reached at shahzorkhan123@yahoo.co.in

Shahzor Khan
Shivam Patel

He is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He is an aviation enthusiast and has a Private Pilot Licence from the United States. He was involved in the Gujarat State Assembly Election, 2017 and worked with industrialist Mr. Dhanjibhai Patel (Member of Legislative Assembly, Gujarat). He holds a keen interest in international relations and public policy. He can be reached at shivam.patel_s@live.com

Shivam Patel
Smrit Nisheeth

He is a management graduate by education, and in his pursuit of the ‘India of his Dreams’ for a little over 4 years he has worked on a multitude of causes such as malnutrition, child safety, women empowerment, and social justice. A development professional, he seeks to make use of his interest in governance, policy, economics, and the society in general to impact the lives of many, by offering feasible & humanitarian solutions based on an in_depth understanding of the issues at hand. He can be reached at smrit85@gmail.com

Smrit Nisheeth
Srishti Goyal

With her education in the realm of economics, Srishti wants to make a career in the policy space. Her interests vary from development economics to environmental economics to foreign policy. She has previously worked as a Research Intern at FICCI, and as Junior Research Fellow (Consultant) at UNESCO-MGIEP. Subsequently, she did the Policy in Action fellowship with YLAC-India, and then .joined the Young Lives India as Research Associate (Consultant) to work on both qualitative and quantitative research projects, with intended policy-level impact. She can be reached at srishti.goyal1808@gmail.com

Srishti Goyal
Surabi Joshi

She is presently working as a Taxation and Accounting Professional in the Industrial Town of Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. She is also co-founder, FabLabs.in, a business venture which provides customised clothing to colleges and other organisations,. Passionate about the environment, she feels strongly for the need for rainwater harvesting. She was also part of the Good Governance Yatra 2018 delegation, organised by the Vision India Foundation team. She can be reached at surabijoshi@gmail.com

Surabi Joshi
Susmita Sinha

She has a background in urban redevelopment, asset valuation, real estate, project management, architectural design and digital marketing. Presently she is the organiser of “The Home Connect Contest” and founder of LocalFeedback.Org, an online portal for urban and rural infrastructure. She likes to spend her time reading, running, travelling, and bringing about change in whatever capacity she can. She can be reached at susmita@localfeedback.org

Susmita Sinha
Vibha Vasantha Kumar

She is a graduate in Aerospace Engineering, and seeks to get an insight on the complications involved in implementing a public policy and its effectiveness once implemented. She has been working and researching on aircraft engine components since the the past 4 years, and is also interested in interdisciplinary learning for students. She’d like to work on programs that help children build a sense of responsibility and patriotism, to promote innovation amongst them and facilitate contribution to nation’s growth. She can be reached at vibha.asp@gmail.com

Vibha Vasantha Kumar
Vignesh Venkatachalam

He is an engineer by education and data scientist by profession and seeks to work at the intersection of Data Science and Public Policy. With a penchant for elucidate writing and new languages, he is driven by the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which drives one to do what one loves, is good at, can be paid for and what the world needs. In addition, he is intrigued by the role data and AI can play in System and Organisational Design and its applications in Public Policy. He can be reached at v4vigtory@gmail.com

Vignesh Venkatachalam
Vinay KCS Dhulikop

He lives by the mantra ‘Get Things Done’. His involvement in Public Relations and Business Development activities has taken him places and has helped deepen his understanding of people. His passion to explore ways to contribute to societal development has grown since he first prepared a study paper on ‘Vision 2020 and its PR Dimensions’, and has also helped him stay engaged with relevant stakeholders in the government. He seeks to give more structure and direction to to his contributions, and a purpose to his life, by way of participating in the P3E. He can be reached at vinay7110@yahoo.com

Vinay KCS Dhulikop
Vinay Venkatraman

He seeks to increase participatory governance at the local level as he hopes that it can help rationalise expenditure while improving outcomes. With a firm belief that empathy and empowerment can ease bottlenecks in social impact initiatives, he has connected and wishes to continue connecting (aspiring) change agents to find solutions, as would a butterfly, while cross pollinating in a flower garden. He can be reached at vv2263@columbia.edu

Vinay Venkatraman
Viraj Gada

He is a graduate in production engineering and currently leads the Indian sub-continent for GOGLA – a global industry association of off-grid solar companies. He has worked for – ZS Associates; Greenlight Planet and KisanKraft. He has also led his own social business – GramGati focused on rural distribution in India. He has travelled across all 29 states in India and 12 other countries in the world, and aspires to be part of the Civil Services fraternity. He can be reached at virajgada@gmail.com

Viraj Gada
Akhil Jacob Thomas

A graduate of Economics, he is currently working for the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), an intergovernmental organisation based in Singapore facilitating projects across member states in Asia and Europe. Prior to his current role, he completed a half-year internship with the United Nations Academic Impact, based at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Keen on exploring the intersection of technology, policy and governance, he supplemented his academic experience at college by completing a summer programme on Consumer Behaviour at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Akhil Jacob Thomas
Varun Kappal

He is a development professional with 9 years experience across planning, program implementation and product management. He is particularly passionate about democratic governance, education, and nutrition. He started an organisation, Indian Matters, to work on citizen enlightenment & engagement. He currently work at Tata Trusts as State Implementation Lead, Rajasthan Migration Program. He aspires to have a more inclusive representation of Indians in its democracy.

Varun Kappal
Priya Krishnan

Passionate about education and the way it is imparted, she has been working with schools and a college in Punjab, organising Leadership Development Programmes. She played a key role in establishing the Himalayan Club Trust, where she helped raise 10
lakhs through various fundraising events. She can be reached at priyak0612@gmail.com

Priya Krishnan