Puja B.

United States


I'm excited about any opportunity to make social impact work more human-centered by facilitating initiatives that allow users to define and lead the change they need. I'm now working with the World Bank to help L'Office National de Nutrition in Madagascar better design, execute, and evaluate nutrition interventions to change user behavior, and eventually dramatically reduce rates of stunting for children ages 0-5. Before this, I worked with the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows on a range of projects from making foster care more human-centered with the Department of Health and Human Services to eliminating the gender pay gap with the Department of Commerce. I spent the year from 2014-2015 co-creating and implementing a curriculum for Youth Empowerment through Service (YES) with a group of youth in a slum in Mukundnagar, Pune, India. YES was designed to instill employable skills including leadership, critical thinking, and team work while increasing youth sense of self-efficacy and encouraging community development, and still continues today. While attending American University (AU), I focused on International Development, and particularly youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship in South Asia. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from AU's School of International Service in December 2015.


  • monitoring / evaluation
  • youth
  • nutrition
  • architecture / design
  • development
  • world bank group
  • madagascar
  • india
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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