Age: 22
Home Town: New York, USA
Education: B.S. in Urban and Religious Studies (Cornell University)
Specific Field Interests: Urban Studies/Planning
Placement: Udyogini, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Kieran was born and raised in New York City, which fostered in him a passion for urbanism and sustainability. He Graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Urban and Regional Studies. After his second year of university, Kieran interned with Kota Kita, an NGO based in Solo, Indonesia, where he worked on participatory mapping with informal settlement residents in the area. Since then, he has pursued international experience, with the goal of entering the international development planning field. In his third year of college, Kieran studied abroad in Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, where he researched human-gaur conflict in the rapidly urbanizing Nilgiris district. During his time there, he learned about the AIF Clinton Fellowship. He is excited to work with Udyogini in Rajasthan on an eco-tourism project that will take him back to India and see him bridging the divide between people and nature once again

Posts by Kieran.Micka-Maloy


Our Values: Reflections on the Fellowship

I think it’s fair to say that the past year changed all of us a […]


Moving Backwards? A Ride on the Noida Metro

Getting to the Noida-Greater Noida Metro wasn’t easy. From Central Delhi, I had to transfer […]


A Tour of Khandar: Part 2

Experiencing my first goat traffic jam is one of the things I’ll always remember about […]

People gathered around an Indian geography puzzle

Of Goats and Kids: Finding Unlikely Friends

People kept on telling me over and over: “To get to the adults, go through […]

Me sitting at a temple with Khandar Fort behind me

Building Home: From New York to Khandar, Rajasthan

I had been waiting for what felt like months, but was actually just a little […]


A Tour of Khandar: Part 1

Ranthambore National Park is the highest grossing national park in India by revenue, and the […]

The Taj Mahal obscured by people taking pictures

Learning from the Golden Triangle: Rethinking Tourism

A conscientiously designed tourism program can benefit both tourists and communities while leaving a light […]

A farmer in a sari stands in her field, smiling

Crossing Cultures in Khandar: Creating a Rural Village Homestay Program in Rajasthan

As we inched along the rutted dirt road through fields of Bajra, I still wasn’t […]

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