Where are they now?
The Adventure Project would not have been able to grow and thrive without the help of our super-star volunteers and interns, past and present. We are so grateful to all of those who have come along with us on our adventure! So we decided to interview some of those wonderful people and see what they are up to now.
Current City: Mumbai, India
Do you have a blog or website? Yes!
What did you do while at The Adventure Project?
I was at The Adventure Project in it’s very early days, when it was just being incorporated as a non-profit. That meant that all of us wore multiple hats, so I got to help out with everything from communications to accounting, partner development to impact analysis. It was an amazing experience to learn just how much goes into running a successful company, and to be around the abundantly creative energies of Becky and Jody.
Why did you decide to get involved with The Adventure Project?
The Adventure Project takes on global development in an extremely unique way. It’s about wealth creation, rather than just poverty alleviation. It’s about building capacity, rather than giving charity. After spending a few years in the social sector, I knew that this approach was what is necessarily to really create sustainable solutions, to help others in the most dignified and powerful way. And I wanted to stand behind that vision.
What are you up to nowadays?
I head marketing at a social enterprise in India called Uniphore. We develop mobile applications in local languages to help deliver healthcare, banking and other important services to rural and remote parts of the country. I also organize an event called The Goa Project in India, which is a platform dedicated bringing diverse minds and personalities together to collaborate on big issues. Every other spare moment is filled with salsa dancing, studying Buddhism, traveling, and reading. Life is good, to say the least :)
What are your goals for the future?
I want to help my business scale to reach 10 million people in the next 3 years by getting a deeper grasp of how to most effectively deliver services to the poor, and building that out. I want to master Hindi, see South Asia, and continue evolving in my personal life as well as my professional life.