Age: 31
Home Town: Lucknow
Education: MA English, Young India Fellowship
Specific Field Interests: Higher Education, Community Building, Stakeholder Management
Placement: American Red Cross
Area of Focus: Learning and Development

Fellowship Project: As the L&D fellow at the American Red Cross, Akriti will help facilitate access to, utilization of and learning from existing data, evidence and knowledge generated from past operations both within the American Red Cross and with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Partners. She will be leading the review of learning and development practices for international operations, identifying, and implementing solutions and process/platform improvements, supporting organizational learning in alignment with ISD Strategy 2023 and conducting training events.

Highlights: Akriti has 6+ years of experience in alumni relations and a passion for building communities. Akriti's career journey has taken her through both, the for-profit and the non-profit sector. In her most recent role at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), as the Alumni Coordinator for the India system, she dived into four main areas: Learning and Development, Events Management, Communications, Alumni Induction and Database Management, to ensure that the alumni network stayed organized and thriving. Before her BCG adventure, Akriti was managing the Alumni Relations Office of Ashoka University, where she had the unique honor of being a founding member. Akriti also led the university's alumni fundraising program which contributed towards scholarships for socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Akriti holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Delhi University, following which she embarked on a transformative path that led her to the esteemed Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. This postgraduate diploma in Liberal Arts ignited her passion for the intersection of humanities and inclusive leadership. She believes that the driving forces behind growth are innovation and adaptability.

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