Shweta Chooramani is a Public Health professional with experience over a decade in managing social development programs across some of the most under-developed regions of the world. She has an extensive knowledge of working with deprived sections of the society (rural poor, tribal and ethnic minorities) in South East Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) and East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania).
Shweta has been an advocate, strategist and program manager for a variety of right based programs be it in reproductive and child health, community eye health, disability, social inclusion or rehabilitation. Her recent experience of working in the USA has further widened her horizons with respect to the functioning of Not-For-Profit organizations in developed nations. She volunteered in a leadership role as Global Programs Director at Asante Africa Foundation (AAF) and as a pro bono Strategy Consultant with Taproot Foundation for clients like California Summer Meal Coalition and Social Justice Collaborative.
Innovation, change and diversity excites her. She is a firm believer that the ultimate aim of social development is to bring change in a simple way – a way in which people feel more respected, empowered and happy. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley.