Neha's life journey took her from the small town of Hubli (in India) to Harvard, with pitstops across the Pacific Islands, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US. Parts of this journey were unplanned, most of it was deliberate, and all of it was the product of pushing boundaries. This led to a rich unorthodox career she is a policy expert, public-private partnership guru, humanitarian worker, communications whiz, journalist, and a satellite engineer. The common denominator was her commitment to social impact. With that at the core, she has spent over 16 years with international organizations of global reach and influence including Harvard University, INSEAD, UNICEF, International Committee of the Red Cross, Al Jazeera. She thinks global and acts local, working towards systematically empowering people and communities. At Harvard, Neha was a Mason Fellow and was bestowed the 'Raymond & Josephine Vernon Award' for academic excellence and distinguished contribution to the community.