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.

Posts by ambikaroos


Archiving for artisans, by artisans, with mobile phones

A large part of my work at Khamir has been to help the outside world […]


Digital Tools at Khamir: An Update

It’s been a few months since I last wrote about how Khamir uses the internet […]


How can cultural campuses best engage their visitors?

Khamir’s campus sits on a plot of land in the desert about half an hour […]


Diving into digital communications at Khamir

Over four years working in New York, I’ve seen how some of the world’s leading […]


Embellishing the everyday

I’ve always been fascinated by human beings’ predilection for adding ornamentation to our surroundings. What […]


Supporting the artisans as well as the art

I’m sitting next to Ranabhai, a leather artisan who has been making traditional Kachchhi shoes […]


“The Field”

“It’s always refreshing to go to the field,” one of my new colleagues at Khamir […]

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