Varsha is a marketing communications strategist with extensive experience in internal and external communications. She has worked with global non-profits, corporate entities and international associations across USA, UK, and India. Her specializations include developing targeted messages across various media and building relationships to work with multi-cultural networks and stakeholders.
At the American Chemical Society (ACS), one of the largest scientific societies in the world, she was responsible for a new program called the International Center aimed at supporting international collaborative efforts in international education and training. She has helped organize and manage many national and international conferences while working with GAIL (India) Ltd., India’s premier public sector natural gas enterprise in New Delhi and with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland in London. She volunteered as the Editor-in-Chief and Board Member for the IMF Family Association in Washington D.C.
She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism, a graduate degree in Mass Communication and a second graduate degree in International Development from the School of International Service (SIS), American University. Meeting people from across the world and working with them is something she treasures. She believes that her years in Jamshedpur, her hometown, a small yet cosmopolitan steel town in Eastern India, were the trigger that made her observe and appreciate the diversity around. She hopes that every future experience continues to add a new flavor to her perspective and gives her something new to learn and celebrate. She enjoys reading to her two young children and hopes that someday she will have a flourishing vegetable patch!
Varsha can be reached at: varsha [at] american [dot] edu