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Kanchana Sthanumurthy


After graduating from the University of Virginia with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Public Policy, Kanchana worked as an educator in a k-8 charter school in Brooklyn. She has also worked in development in India and worked for a foreign policy think tank in Mumbai, Gateway House. After graduating with an MSFS at Georgetown University in May 2018, Kanchana hopes to work on civil rights issues in foreign policy.

Education: BA Foreign Affairs and Public Policy, UVA; MSFS Georgetown University ’18

Hometown: Sterling, VA

Favorite Quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu

What I’m Reading Now: Homegoing and My Own Words

Featured Blog Posts

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.

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