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Aayushi is an Analyst on 60 Decibels India team. Prior to joining the 60 dB team, she did her Bachelor's in Economics along with a second major in Literature from Ashoka University where she worked extensively with development data. She has been a part of social impact research throughout her undergraduate education and undertaken various projects investigating the impact of marginalized social identities on an individual's economic outcomes. Outside of work, she loves watching foreign television, playing board games, solving jigsaw puzzles and reading. Aayushi by the numbers - Languages in music library: 11, Annual chai consumption: 700+ cups, Lifetime hours of TV watched: 4238 hours and counting
Achyut is an Analyst in the 60 Decibels' India team. Previously he worked as an engine researcher at Caterpillar Inc. Achyut is a Young India Fellow from Ashoka University and holds a bachelors degree in Engineering from BMSCE, Bangalore. Outside of work he enjoys all kinds of funky music, being outdoors and making music videos of his friends. Currently he's focused on staying positive and testing negative. Achyut by the numbers - Dogs: 1; Bicycles: 5; Climbing adventures that his friends and family would disapprove of: countless
Ananya is an Associate at 60 Decibels. Prior to joining, she worked in different roles in impact measurement and survey research, including working with United Nations Capital Development Fund and at an election analysis think-tank in India. As part of an Innovation Challenge, she has also designed an AI-assisted voice bot for women banking users in India. Ananya graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Public Administration and a specialisation in Data Analytics. Ananya by the numbers: House-plants: 33 and counting; Canvases painted: 21; Board games owned but not played: 9; Animals fostered: 10; Animals want to foster: infinite
Associate Product Manager
Anjali is an Associate Product Manager at 60 Decibels. Prior to 60 Decibels, Anjali led projects focusing on technology and strategy as a fellow at an education non-profit in New Delhi. She holds a bachelors in computer science and math from Colorado College, and is an alumna of UWC Costa Rica. Anjali likes everything related to food, believes colouring books are cool and, still enjoys Age of Empires II. Anjali by the numbers - Languages: 3.24; # of languages able to recognize: 30+; Jigsaw puzzles completed: 41; Lipbalms finished (and not lost): 2; Free trials claimed: 27.
Head, Research Operations
Ashley Speyer is the Head of Research Operations at 60 Decibels. Ashley started at Acumen in 2014 in the New York office, and then moved to Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining Acumen, Ashley worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Her passion for social entrepreneurship began in 2007 when she partnered with a women’s cooperative and founded a non-profit organization in Tanzania. Ashley holds a B.A. in Sociology from Colorado College and is currently pursuing an Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics. Ashley by the numbers - # of french fries professionally evaluated: 20,000; # of miles hiked, skied, or biked: 10,000+; Age started first non-profit: 16; Enneagram type: 6.
Ayushi is an Associate on 60 Decibels’ India team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Ayushi worked as a Research Associate at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and led randomized evaluations focusing on employment, gender, and agriculture across India. She holds a BA (Honors) in Economics from the University of Delhi. Ayushi enjoys painting on 3"x3" canvas, can eat Hyderabadi Biryani for all her meals in a day (with unwavering enthusiasm), and likes to collect random souvenirs from experiences worth reminiscing over. Ayushi by the numbers - Events emceed: 15+; Beautiful diaries/journals bought but never used: 9; Apartments lived in: 14; Preferred # of cushions on the bed: 6+.
Senior Software Engineer
Colleen is a Senior Software Engineer at 60 Decibels. She was previously a visual and data journalist at The Wall Street Journal and studied journalism and information science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Devin is a Senior Associate on the 60 Decibels team in New York. She is passionate about financial inclusion and gender equality at the intersection of impact measurement and international development. Prior to 60 Decibels, Devin worked on various monitoring and evaluation teams including at the United States Institute of Peace and at Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI). She also spent time working on Randomized Control Trials of financial inclusion projects in Kenya. Devin served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Ecuador where she partnered with local governments on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment programs. She holds an MS in Development Economics from Georgetown University where she specialized in Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation. Devin is a Michigan native and University of Michigan graduate with a BA in International Studies. In her free time, she enjoys spending an abundant amount of time outside, hiking, camping, or picnicking with friends. Devin by the numbers - Open water scuba dives: 63; Most books read in a year: 49; Miles backpacked: 500+; Attempts at learning the guitar: 4
Edwin is a Senior Associate based in the Nairobi office. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, Edwin worked in management consulting and deal advisory at Open Capital and PwC respectively. Edwin holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi and an ACCA qualification. During his free time, you will find him either ogling over classic cars, watching documentaries, trying to be a farmer, or if you are lucky, you will find him up at 3 AM trying to learn '10 things you did not know about black holes'. Edwin by the numbers - Cars restored: 1.5; Trees planted: 500+; Re-runs of House MD: 6; Daily dose of memes, dad jokes, and puns: 40
Director of Finance
Einar is the Director of Finance for 60 Decibels. Prior to 60 Decibels Einar was CFO for Storm Capital Management, a London-based asset management firm, for 10 years. Before that he held various senior finance roles for 10 years with the Sector Alarm group, a multi-national security firm.
He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics. Outside of work, Einar is married with two kids – and is a licensed soccer coach. Einar by the numbers - Children: 2; wife: 1; countries lived in: 4; Childhood latitude °N: 70; Number of cells in each of his Excel spreadsheets: 17,179,869,184.
Ellie is a Senior Associate on the 60 Decibels team in New York. Before starting at 60 Decibels, she worked at Fundación En Vía, a small microfinance nonprofit in Oaxaca, Mexico, and as a finance analyst at Accion International in Boston. Ellie has a B.A. from American University in Economics and International Studies. Outside of work, she’s often attempting to learn how to box or convincing someone to watch Star Wars (usually not at the same time). Ellie by the numbers - types of bugs eaten: 6; margaritas made: 721; hours spent in “Child’s Pose”: 3
Emma is a Scrum Master with a background of digital project management. She’s applied many approaches to a huge variety of projects. For the past 5 years her passion has been adopting agile practices and supporting teams to get the best out of this methodology. She’s always up for a laugh, playing games and spending time with her family. Emma by the numbers - Children: 2, cities lived in: 1, morning coffees drunk before she can function: 3
Head of Product
Gabi leads our Product work at 60 Decibels. She started her career in strategy consulting, and went on to work with non-profits and tech start-ups in Portugal, Holland and London. She also worked with Kiva, where she managed a global team of Microfinance loan reviewers. Gabi holds a Master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Business Administration from the VU Amsterdam, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the NOVA SBE in Lisbon. Gabi by the numbers - Cacti owned: 14; Instruments played (poorly): 5; Puzzles completed: 854; Nationalities: 2.5; Number of chilli in eye incidents: way too many.
Hilari Mbithe Kiio
Hilari is an Analyst based in the Nairobi office. Prior to joining the 60 Decibels, Hilari worked as a research assistant for the Kenya National Bureau Statistics and as a researcher for 60 Decibels. Hilari is an Actuarial Science graduate from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a data science and analytics enthusiast currently working on her qualifications with the IBM data science program. In her free time, you will find her writing poetry, publishing articles on Medium (on why Kendrick Lamar is the G.O.AT. and how Bob Dylan’s latest album is uncanny), or hiking the scenic trails of Lukenya hills. Hilari by the numbers: -Languages:2.5, Kilometers hiked:50+, scarfs knitted: 6.
Irene is a Finance Manager at 60 Decibels. She has a vast experience in Finance and Operations gained at KPMG Kenya. Irene joined 60dB to set up and operationalize the local financial systems and procedures for East Africa. Irene holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. She enjoys the occasional glass of wine and a nice movie after a tough day. Irene by the numbers -Nationalities: 1; Mother of: 2; Siblings: 5; Languages:2.
Ivy is a Senior Associate with 60 Decibels’ Nairobi team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Ivy interned at UN Habitat’s Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch, and was a Local Pathways Fellow with UN SDSN Youth. She also volunteered with various organizations in Kenya and in Mozambique. Ivy holds a BSc. (First Class Hons.) in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Nairobi. She enjoys playing board games, taking long road trips and having a good laugh. Ivy by the numbers - Languages: 2.5; National music festivals competed in: 10; Avocados sold: 210.
Director, Tech Lead
James is an experienced software engineer with a proven track record of not only learning and applying new technology but also being able to fully understand the problem domain and deliver the most suitable solution. Adept at building & leading high performing teams, and creating, adapting & running Agile delivery processes, James has over two decades of experience in a wide variety of industries and holds a BSc in Computing from Staffordshire University.
James prides himself on his ability to refer to himself in the 3rd person as well as being a Fixer of Bugs, Righter of Wrongs, Scaler of Ice, Father, Husband and Scourge of Pies.
James by the numbers - Average bugs fixed per week: 2.3; Average bugs written per week: 2.3; Ice scaled: 0km; Children: 1; Wives: 1: Lifetime Pies eaten: 4,371.5.
RO Community Associate
James is an Associate with the 60 Decibels team in Nairobi. He holds a BSc in statistics from Moi University. James worked as an analyst and communication strategist at Strathive Digital helping shape a number of successful online campaigns, and has several years of experience as a market researcher mastering the complete spectrum of the researcher life cycle. He has a high affinity for problem solving. Most of the times when he tells you he knows a guy... he is the guy. James by the numbers - Times he beat google maps ETA: 30>, Languages spoken: 3.5, Memes collected: 8,361.
Jared is an Analyst at 60 Decibels and is based in Nairobi. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, he worked as a Data & Learning Analyst at Ongoza Institute, where he helped cultivate a data-driven decision-making culture. Jared received his B.Sc. in Statistics and Computer Science from Technical University of Mombasa and holds a certification in Monitoring and Evaluation from Amref International University. In his free time, you will find Jared studying scriptures, listening to music, watching thriller & action movies, and planning on venturing into agriculture. Jared by the numbers: “Mutura” (traditional Kenyan sausage) base visited: too many to count, Nationalities:1, Languages:2
Jasleen is an Associate on 60 Decibels’ India team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Jasleen worked as a Research Associate with the Waste to Value team at Xynteo, a consulting firm working at the intersection of designing social impact programs and creating sustainable business models for corporates. She has completed her Master’s in Economics and Public Policy from the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics and Bachelor’s in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Jasleen has a keen eye for anything aesthetic, loves exploring different cultures and cuisines, experimenting with baking recipes, watching movies or simply engaging in conversations with people.
Jasleen by the numbers - Languages known: 5; Cities lived in: 3; Prospective places on travel bucket list: 200+; Movies/TV shows (binge) watched: 100+: Cupcakes baked > Cupcakes eaten.
Senior Software Engineer
Jay is a Senior Software Engineer with the 60 Decibels team in India. Before joining 60 Decibels Jay helped developers and software teams at enterprises transform their processes in order to build and ship robust, well-tested code. He holds a bachelor's in Computer Science from Colorado College, and is passionate about using tech for social change. Jay likes puzzles, puns, and other nerdy things like video games and sci-fi books. Jay by the numbers - Computer Languages: 3.5; Books on the to-read list: 50+; Average daily caffeine consumption: a lot
John is an Operations Associate at 60 Decibels. Prior to his time at 60dB, he was a senior field researcher and team lead for the Center for Advanced Hindsight (CAH-global team). He recently managed MBrella, which was a charitable project that combined tech, insurance and behavioral science, successfully launching it in 2 informal settlements in Nairobi (one being the second largest in Africa). John loves contact sports. John by the numbers: number of siblings: 8; number of slices of bread I can eat on a good day: 14.
Managing Director, Services
Kasia is a Managing Director at 60 Decibels and leads our Services work as well as overseeing the India and Kenya offices. Kasia started her career as a strategy consultant and went on to work at various start-ups in Nairobi, Jakarta and London including Innocent Drinks and M-Kopa. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where she was also a Fulbright Scholar and Leadership Fellow, and a First Class degree in Economics and Management from Oxford University. Kasia loves nothing more than catching up on the latest gossip with friends or co-workers, eating an inordinate amount of Polish dumplings (see below), hitting the dancefloor, and escaping the city for a mountain hike. Kasia by the numbers - Nationalities: 2; Clothes bought on sale: 92%; Lifetime pierogi consumption: 6,500+; Triathlons completed: 3; Bottom-5 finishes in triathlons: 3.
Kat is a Director of 60 Decibels; she leads our energy work and our impact work. Prior to 60 Decibels, Kat was Associate Director of Impact at Acumen, led impact work for various social enterprises, and worked for the UN. She holds a BSc in Economics & International Development from the University of Bath and a MSc (Distinction) in Development Policy, Process, & Practice from the University of Reading. Kat loves sunshine, surfing, and travelling the world. Kat by the numbers - countries visited: 80+; top skiing speed (recorded): 125km/h; number of times watched Top Gun: too many!
Katie is a Manager at 60 Decibels. She is interested in the the intersection between politics, policy making, and service delivery, and she has translated this into a career focused on public sector capacity building and social impact measurement. Prior to 60 Decibels, Katie worked as a Social Impact Bond Project manager, assisting in the development, management, and monitoring of two Social Impact Bonds in Utah. She recently received her Masters of Public Administration from the London School of Economics, and holds a Bsc in Social Policy from Northwestern University. Born in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah Katie is a lover of all things nature and adventure and spends most of her free time walking her dog through the parks of London. Katie by the numbers - Dogs: 1, Daily cups of coffee: 6, Weekly hours of Crossfit: 12, Number of times watching all seasons The West Wing: 5
Researcher Operations Associate
Lily is a Research Operations Associate on 60 Decibels’ USA team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Lily worked as a Professional Services Analyst at Ambra Health in Denver, Colorado and spent a summer in NYC interning for American Jewish World Service, an international human rights organization. She holds a BA in Sociology from Colorado College. Lily prefers cooking her own meals to eating out, enjoys practicing yoga, and capturing moments for her One Second a Day video compilation. Lily by the numbers - Smoothies made: 5,000+; Cities lived in: 7; Days spent living in a van/road tripping around New Zealand: 28
Head of US BD
Lindsay is the Head of US Sales at 60 Decibels. Prior to 60 Decibels, she was CEO of SOCAP, convening social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and cross-sector leaders through world-renowned events at the intersection of money and meaning. Lindsay was previously Strategic Initiatives Officer at ImpactAssets, consulted on corporate social responsibility programs at Entrepreneurs Foundation, and started her career in financial services at Wellington Management and Lord Abbett. Lindsay graduated from Pomona College, where she was a Division III National Champion in water polo, and has an MBA from Columbia Business School. Lindsay by the numbers - changemakers convened: 20,000+, apartments lived in: 13, kids: 2 (identical twins!), sum of balls found in nearly every room of San Francisco apartment: 40+.
Lucille is a Software Engineer with the 60 Decibels team in London. Prior to 60 Decibles, Lucille worked as both a geologist and data scientist in the mining and metals industry, and has previously spent 3 years living in Zambia. Lucille holds an MGeol in Geology with Geophysics from University of Leicester, and an MSc in Spatio-Temporal Analytics and Big Data Mining from UCL. Lucille enjoys cooking, crafting, puzzles and problem-solving, reading science fiction, and exploring nature. Lucille by numbers - cats: 2, countries visited: 38, favourite colour: #48E572
Lynette is an Operations Associate with the 60 Decibels Nairobi team. Prior to 60 decibels, Lynette led Data and Research unit at M-Shule, an Ed-tech company that connects learners with tailored tutoring, training, assessments, and data through SMS. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University. Lynette loves unplanned road trips and traveling to unexplored places. Lynette by the numbers - Languages: 3.25, Highest number of hairstyles done under 24 hours: 8; Number of stay animals collected: 7.
Matt is a Senior Associate at 60 Decibels. Prior to joining, he worked at Deloitte in London in their Private Client Services team, supporting corporate restructurings and philanthropic donations on a wide range of clients. Matt has also interned at The Legatum Institute, an international think-tank focused on boosting global prosperity. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University and upon finishing his undergrad, he received a British Council scholarship, studying mandarin at Fujian Normal University in China. Outside of work, you can usually find Matt experimenting with new recipes (all things kimchi at the moment), listening to world disco or training for half-marathons. Matt by the numbers - NPS (avg): 63; Nationalities: 2; Languages: 1.65; # of countries named from memory: 187.
Director of Operations
Megan is the Director of Operations at 60 Decibels and is based in New York. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, she worked in international development and education with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Megan received her MPA-DP from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and her Bachelors from the University of Arizona. Outside of work, Megan chases tiny humans and desperately tries (and usually fails) to finish to-do lists during nap time. Megan by the numbers - children: 2, New York apartments lived in: 5, flights of stairs to reach current apartment: 5, half marathons completed in the hopes of one day enjoying running: 3, runs enjoyed so far: 0.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant on the 60 Decibels Finance team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Michael worked for five years in Texas oil & gas accounting. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Schreiner University. Michael is a certified open water SCUBA diver and an avid cycling enthusiast. He is the former assistant treasurer for the Velo Valero Cycling Team, where he rode thousands of miles to train and assist in raising tens of thousands of dollars to research a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Michael by the numbers - dogs: 2, cats: 2, invoices paid on time: tens of thousands.
Mira is an Associate at 60 Decibels. She holds a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Miami. Before working for 60 Decibels, she spent a year and a half in India/Nepal working for Pollinate Group, a social enterprise focused on women’s empowerment and last-mile product distribution. Mira aims to leverage her field experience and passion for international development to engage in impact-driven projects with different communities around the world. She has the goal of starting her own social enterprise one day. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Mira looking up restaurant reviews, socialising virtually with friends (so she doesn’t have to leave home), or napping in her hammock. Mira by the numbers - Soccer games played: 65, Number of goals made: 0; AirBNBs researched and favourited: 1083, AirBNBs rented: 3; Marathons completed: 2, Half Marathons completed: 6
Nate is a Senior Associate based in Oakland, CA. Before joining 60 Decibels, Nate held a number of roles in impact measurement and market research, including working for Kiva and a macroeconomic research and consultancy firm. He managed research projects that evaluated economic development and investment competitiveness in Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, and Morocco. Nate graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in International Relations and French. Nate by the numbers - countries lived in: 10, dogs: 2, ethnicities : 3, # of Reese’s PB cups eaten: too many to admit.
Niranjan is a Senior Associate on the 60 Decibels' London team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Niranjan completed his MBA with a focus on social impact at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Before this, he worked at Tata Trusts, an Indian philanthropic organization leading programs in skill development, rural livelihoods and internal strategy. Outside work, he enjoys cooking, trekking and running. Niranjan by the numbers: # of states traveled in India – 24 out of 28; # of languages spoken – 4.5 (English, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and trying to learn Odia; # of Himalayan treks completed – 3
Pranav is a Senior Associate on 60 Decibels’ India team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Pranav supported the sanitation, energy, and healthcare verticals at Institute for Transformative Technologies, a social enterprise leveraging advanced technology to tackle global poverty; he is also the co-founder of OneDay Health, a network of primary care clinics in Uganda. He has completed his Master of Management Studies from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Electronics Engineering from Shiv Nadar University. Pranav speaks five languages, is trained in Carnatic classical music, enjoys well-made chai, and more recently is learning how to Salsa! Pranav by the numbers - Languages: 5; Stage performances: 13; Conversations with strangers: 1,000+; Teas tried: 25.
Prashant is a Senior Associate on 60 Decibels' India team. He started his career at McKinsey & Company, in their Public and Social Sector Practice, focusing on client engagements across education, healthcare and impact measurement. Post that he joined Acumen as a Lean Data Analyst, before transition into his role at 60 Decibels. Prashant is a Young India Fellow from Ashoka University and has completed BA (Economics) from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. Prashant by the numbers - Class 10 marks: <95%; Class 12 marks: <95%; Nationality: below average Indian; Active subscriptions: Netflix, Hotstar, Prime, SonyLIV, Zomato Gold; Inactive subscriptions: cult.fit; Demographic: Very privileged.
Rebecca is a Senior Associate in Business Development. Prior to joining 60 Decibels, Rebecca was awarded a Fulbright to explore the rise of the impact investing space in Mexico and Latin America. She lived in Mexico City and led ecosystem-building initiatives at New Ventures Group, an impact accelerator and investment fund. Rebecca graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business and a concentration in Latin America. Rebecca by the numbers - Miles hiked on the Appalachian Trail: ~150; Pounds of boiled peanuts consumed: > 85; Crossword puzzles completed without phoning a friend: 0.
Sasha is the co-founder of 60 Decibels. Prior to 60 Decibels Sasha worked for 12 years at Acumen, first as Director of Business Development and then as Chief Innovation Officer, where he helped create Lean Data, +Acumen, and led the Acumen Fellows Program. Sasha has also worked at GE Capital, IBM, and the microfinance division of Bank Rakyat Indonesia, and he received his MBA and MPA-ID from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Sasha by the numbers - Blog posts written: 1,100; Father of 3; Languages: 5; Nationalities: 2; Squash rating: 4.8.
Shruti is an Associate in the 60 Decibels India office. Prior to 60 Decibels, Shruti worked on primary data collection projects in the MSME, Financial Inclusion, and Gender thematic areas. She holds a BA in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and an MS in Economics from Tufts University. On most weekends, she can be found climbing rocks or hosting board game nights. Shruti by the numbers - Unread emails: 0, Funny/scandalous public transport stories: 4, Number of people converted into Radiohead fans: 14, Out of context facts known: countless.
Prior to 60 Decibels, Srilatha worked in the office of the CEO at HealthSetGo, a healthcare enterprise that provides school-based health solutions for non-communicable disease prevention. She holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Ashoka University, where she was a part of the liberal arts undergraduate program. Srilatha loves talking to people in order to learn more about the world around her. She loves running, exploring multiple cuisines, and is always up for a cup of coffee. Srilatha by the numbers - Languages known: 3.5, Cities: 4, Plants owned: 6, Kilometres run: 350+, Lifetime Pad Thai consumption: 500+.
Steve is an Associate with the 60 Decibels Nairobi team. Prior to 60 Decibels, Steve worked in management consulting and project management at Open Capital and Jumia Kenya respectively. Steve holds a BSc. in International Business Administration from USIU-Africa. He is passionate about the SDGs and sustainability. Outside of work he enjoys running and playing board games. Steve by the numbers -number of magic card tricks performed:3, number of house plants owned:7, number of stamps collected:50+.
Tom is a Co-Founder of 60 Decibels. Tom has held various leadership roles across the public, private and charitable sectors. Immediately before 60dB Tom was the Chief Impact Officer at Acumen, and prior to that worked in Ethiopia and Nigeria for the Department for International Development. Tom has also worked for the Foreign Office, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Credit Suisse. He holds a Masters degree (distinction) in Development Economics from SOAS. Tom by the numbers - Children: 4, Rescue dogs: 1, Cancers beaten: 1, Night club promotions companies founded: 2, Failed meditation attempts: too many to count.
Lead, Research Systems
Tori is the Research Systems Lead at 60 Decibels. Prior to 60 Decibels, Tori was an Innovation Associate at Acumen, providing communications, business development and project coordination support to the Chief Innovation Officer. She holds a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Spanish and Inequality Studies from Cornell University. Tori's always on the hunt for thrift store gems and a spot to swim. Tori by numbers - Breakfast burritos made: 738, Costume contests won: 2, Hours of karaoke playlist: 5.
Head, India Office
Tripti leads the 60 Decibels team in India. Before 60 Decibels, Tripti led the BI and strategy unit for an ed-tech social enterprise in Mumbai, and was an economic consultant with Analysis Group in Boston and Washington D.C. Tripti has an undergraduate degree (Economics and International Global Studies) and a master's degree (International Economics and Finance) from Brandeis University, Boston. Tripti by the numbers - Languages: 3, highest altitude trekked: 5,200 M: minutes spent in headstand: 3, number of houseplants kept alive: 0
Prior to 60 Decibels, Varsha worked as an analyst at Socion Advisors, a social development advisory firm that amplifies the impact of sustainable development projects at scale. She graduated from Ashoka University with a bachelor's in Economics and International Relations. She enjoys the beach-side, is trained in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance), loves all things home decor and often watches films that make very little sense to her. Varsha by the numbers - Cities: 5; Stage shows: 19; Frisbee catches missed: too many; Cheescakes finished (alone): 80+
Venu Aggarwal is a Director at 60 Decibels; she leads our work in Agriculture. Prior to 60 Decibels, she worked at Acumen for 6 years. Venu started her career as management consultant at McKinsey & Company and PRADAN, a grassroots non-profit in India focused on livelihood generation. Venu holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelors in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. Venu by the numbers: countries visited: 30+, # of locks broken: 10+, # of languages: 2.5, # of attempts to make that 3: too many to count
Victor is an Associate with 60 Decibels’ Nairobi team. He is interested in financial inclusion and has experience in software implementation, banking and management consulting. Prior to 60 Decibels, he worked at Open Capital as a Senior Analyst. He holds a BA in Economics from Colgate University and is a CFA level II candidate. Victor enjoys exploring the outdoors, football and enchiladas. Victor by the numbers - Countries visited: 5; Wisdom teeth extracted: 4; Canoe trips: 3; Languages understood: 2.7
Vivian is an Associate with 60 Decibels’ Nairobi team. Before 60 Decibels, she worked for an implementing partner, as a Monitoring and Evaluation assistant in the Global Fund HIV prevention program among key population, specifically, female sex workers. She holds a BSc. in Project Planning and Management from Moi University. Vivian loves huge masses of water and if she were to sing in a choir, she would be an alto. Vivian by the numbers - Siblings: 3, Languages: 2.5, Foods allergic to: 0
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