Meet The Team


Kirthi Jayakumar

Founder and CEO

Kirthi is a lawyer and researcher in the field of peace and conflict and gender studies. She holds a BA LLB(Hons.) from SOEL, Chennai, an MA from UPeace, Costa Rica, and is currently pursuing her MA in Peace and Conflict Studies as a Commonwealth Scholar at Coventry University.

Raakhee Suryaprakash

Head: Editorial Team

Raakhee has an MA in International Studies and a BSc in Chemistry. She runs a social enterprise called Sunshine Millennium that helps India's off-grid rural areas achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by setting up solar-powered development centres maintained by local stakeholders.

Deborah Dauda

Head: Editorial Team

Deborah is a PhD student at the School for Global Inclusion and Socia4 Development (SGISD), Boston and an experienced program planner and strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the field of education, public health, international development and the creative arts.

Chintan Girish Modi

Head: Editorial Team

Chintan is a writer, educator and researcher. They engage in projects connected to peace education, queer rights, India-Pakistan dialogue, social justice and nonviolent resistance. They have worked with the UNESCO MGIEP, Seeds of Peace, CCS, and the Prajnya Trust among other initiatives.

Esha Meher

Head: Legal Team

Esha Meher is a London-based Human Rights lawyer and the founder of Project Darya, an initiative documenting the intersection of feminism and Islam. She is an alumna of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and is equally passionate about legal advocacy and activism.

Manasa Ram Raj

Head: Legal Team

Manasa is a lawyer from Christ University, Bangalore. She has a keen interest in working around children and gender, international law and peace. Working at the intersection of law, rights and gender, she focuses on understanding intricacies of gender and gender-based violence.

Vaishnavi Pallapothu

Head: Feminifesto & Policy

Vaishnavi is a student of international relations at University of London. She is a writer, researcher, and co-host of the Feminifesto podcast at The Red Elephant Foundation. Vaishnavi’s core focus in research and writing include foreign policy, intersectional feminism, and international relations.

Sophia Brink

Writer and Researcher

Sophia Brink is a mental health advocate and human rights researcher based in the United States of America. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and seeks to empower the world to be kind.

Viswanathan Sridhar

Writer and Researcher

Viswanathan, an Architect and an Urban Fellow has been in love with and fascinated by people and their spaces, from their dwellings to their cities. His interests lue in Mapping, Planning & Strategising on various verticals of City Planning & Management.

Rohitha Naraharisetty

Writer and Researcher

Rohitha is a student of Development Studies at IIT Madras. She is interested in feminist theory, gender and development, and human rights advocacy. She is currently engaged in research on the #MeToo movement and aims to explore feminist movements and modes of resistance.

Harini Ravi

Writer and Researcher

Harini is a masters student at Utrecht University, Netherlands. Harini has previously worked at The World Bank, Chennai as a Knowledge Management analyst. She is also a voice actor for south Indian advertisements and feature films.
Meghna Prakash

Meghna Prakash

Writer and Researcher

Meghna is a published poet and the founder of Poetry Dialogue, a platform that curates daily poetry and weekly art for its audience. She’s an independent journalist and has been published in multiple publications.

Bethany Woodson

Commissioning Editor

Bethany is a researcher in the field of economics, politics and gender studies. She holds a BA in Economics from UMKC, a MA in International Affairs from Marquette University. She currently works as a budget analyst in Washington DC.

Sanchit Halder

Commissioning Editor

Sanchit is a student of law, pursuing his BBA.LLB degree from ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad, India. Sanchit has engaged with various NGOs to further the social need for equal rights and peace.

Yashasvini Rajeshwar

Study Group

Yashasvini is the Founder & CEO of AuxoHub, a social sector consultancy focusing on resource mobilisation, allocation and capacity building for small to mid-sized NGOs. She has over 10 years of experience of working with NGOs.
Maitreya Shah

Maitreya Shah

Writer and Researcher

Maitreya Shah is a final year law student at GNLU. He is blind, and has close to 7 years of experience working for disability rights. He has contributed to policy and development initiatives in focusing on access to justice, inclusive education, digital accessibility and intersectionality.