Calling | To advance understanding, love and well-being
Extracurriculars | Being outdoors, surfing, playing ping pong, facilitating mindfulness programs, advising startups.
Path | Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka; raised in Nepal; schooled at Pomona College (B.A Economics) and UCLA (Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation) in Los Angeles and at Stanford University (M.A. Policy, Organization & Leadership Studies) in Palo Alto; worked seven years advancing climate change and clean energy policy at the US federal, state and organizational levels with the National Wildlife Federation and Energy Action Coalition; worked for two years helping launch the non-profit organization Mission Be which has brought mindfulness to over 900 school teachers and 10,000 students across the US; currently supporting a portfolio of start-ups with strategy and finance in the US, Canada, UK, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
AKA | Praveen, pravs, pravo