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Meet Shubha
January 21, 2014

I’m psyched to be the new Programs Strategist at DataKind, implementing and expanding DataKind’s long-term engagements - the DataCorps - so that brilliant data scientists and brilliant do-gooders can have more positive impact in the world!

I’ve been working with non-profits since I was 8 when, according to my parents, I tried to single-handedly host a bake sale for the Humane Society. Since then I’ve mostly been working in international development, from working in rural Nepal with a human rights radio show, to being the impact officer at an impact investment firm.  I also spent a few years as a public radio producer and I'm the founder of Kalyani Magazine, a literary magazine by women of color, and volunteer with youth facing challenging circumstances. 

I started my career journey as a Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, and worked as a software business analyst large corporate and public sector clients for a few years, before I obtained my Master in International Affairs from Columbia University.

All of this culminates (for now) in realizing that my special super skill is in being grout!  You know-- like in tiles! The data scientists, the NGOs, the community, humanity and the world. My specialty is to create the right environment to help you to help each other! This is why I’m excited to be at DataKind.  I believe in the expertise that every person has to bring to these multi-disciplinary data-informed projects, no matter what his/her background!

I am incredibly excited to meet all of you and to constantly learn how we can work together!

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