Hometown: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Education: MSW, Macro Global Practice, Boston College 2012; BA Economics & International Relations, Spanish Minor, UC Davis 2006
Specific Field Interests: Rights-Based Assessment, Capacity Building, Food Security, Under-Five Mortality, Rural Livelihoods
Placement: Janagraha, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Area of Focus: Human Rights & Advocacy
Highlights: Having spent half her life in India and the other half in the United States, Swathi gained a unique perspective on inequality that sparked her interest in understanding and combating poverty in its various forms. After six years of college at a stretch, Swathi is eager to balance the academic knowledge with practical experience in the field. She is looking forward to the rewards and challenges of rediscovering her drastically transformed hometown of Bangalore. Most recently, Swathi worked at the NGO Entreculturas in Madrid, Spain, to support education programs all over Africa, and to develop a global advocacy network on the right to education. She speaks four languages and is trying to decide on a fifth.