Jay Jaidev is a Member of the Advisory Board of Asia Initiatives. As a global citizen, she has traveled and lived in various parts of the world. She is actively involved in several not of profits especially in women’s empowerment. Jay has a degree in Economics from Bombay University. A classical
Yoshiko Sheard received her BA (Hons) and PhD in Linguistics from the Australian National University, where she tutored in Japanese. She was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University during her doctoral studies. She has been active in various social and fundraising groups, in addition to Asia Initiatives, including Nichibei Fujinkai,
Fumi Kato is a Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Asset Class Investment Team at Neuberger Berman, a global asset management firm. Fumi earned his BS in Physics and Mathematics with honors, an MA in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stony Brook University. Fumi also completed a Professional Development Course
Natalie Friedberg is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago and an intern at Asia Initiatives. She coordinates grants and outreach and assisted with the 2017 AI Gala.
Ashwini Karanth got her Master’s of Science in Architecture and Urban Design 16′ at Columbia University. Previously, She was a Project Manager for the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the Head of Architecture-West for Decathlon Sports India, Bangalore.
Pattaraporn Salirath is from Bangkok, Thailand and has joined AI as a Project Coordinator. She recently graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science.
Masako Osako has had decades of experience in not-for-profit management. She is the Executive Director of International Longevity Center Global Alliance in Chicago. It is a partnership of 14 ILCs from around the world. Its mission is to help societies address issues of longevity and population aging.
Diandra has been with AI since 2015 as a volunteer and most recently a Junior Board member. Diandra has a background in education and non-profit program management. She was fortunate enough to see AI’s SoCC programs in Ahmedabad, India. Diandra is particularly drawn to the AI’s model in listening to the