I was Born and brought up in Amritsar, I went to IIT Bombay to pursue my bachelors degree. After that I joined Optiver Chicago as a Derivatives Trader.
I consider myself to be extremely lucky and grateful for all the opportunities that I had during my lifetime, but at the same time I realize that not everyone gets those opportunities, which motivated me to work with people at Sanjhi Sikhiya who are doing tremendous work in uplifting the primary education at the ground level in villages of Punjab. In coming years, I would like to see this program and organization to expand their reach to entire Punjab and also produce quality leaders along the way.
I have been involved with Sanjhi Sikhiya for the last 3 years. Living and working in the finance industry in US for the past 15 years, I had always felt a longing for my roots and deeply cared about the current state of affairs in Punjab and wished to see change. Sanjhi Sikhiya gave me that hope and I have tried to be a part of the movement since then.
Ashveer Pal Singh
Ashveer Pal Singh recently graduated with a PhD from the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. He began engaging with Sanjhi Sikhiya during his dissertation fieldwork in Punjab, which focused on e-governance, bureaucracy, and political culture in the state. Prior to Stanford, Ashveer earned degrees in anthropology from UC Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. His work experience includes working with the US Department of State, the IDFC Institute in Bombay, and Facebook as a UX Researcher. Ashveer is passionate about forwarding Sanjhi Sikhiya's cause, and is grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Worked as an Assistant Principal in New York City Department of Education now working as a Principal in a K-8 school at San Francisco.
I have over 15 years of experience in the Energy Industry, leading complex energy projects across the globe including negotiating with governments, multinationals and NGOs. I have lived in USA, Netherlands and India. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati and MBA from Wharton Business School. I have been part of the Sanjhi Sikhiya family since late 2019 and have witnessed first hand the impressive achievements of the team and young leaders in Punjab.