Ambika Roos

Age: 26
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education: BA, International Relations & Architectural Studies, Brown University
Specific Field Interests: Human centered design, communications strategy, non-profit man- agement
Placement: KHAMIR, Kutchh
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Ambika is a creative strategist and digital producer who helps social impact organizations share their stories. In her most recent position at Hyperakt, a Brooklyn-based agency, she managed client relationships and oversaw the firm's strategy, design and development processes. Day to day, Ambika led multidisciplinary teams to create brands and digital communications in print, motion, and web. Her clients included the Ford Foundation, UNHCR, Google, the NEA and UNICEF. She graduated with honors from Brown University with degrees in architecture and international development; her honors thesis examined water rights activism networks in urban India. Ambika is a passionate believer in the power of design to effect positive change.

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“The Field”

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