Viveka Mandava is an Executive Assistant at 270 Strategies. She joins the team as a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her B.A. in Religious Studies, Political Science, and Global Health.
Passionate about international development, Viveka has research experience in gender and development policies in the UN workforce, and successfully helped organize and lead a campaign to sign Pitt onto the Workers Rights Consortium, an independent monitoring organization focused on eliminating sweatshop conditions in factories where collegiate apparel is made. She also worked as a research assistant with Deep Griha Society in Pune, India and with the Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation in Dar es Salaam.
New to Chicago, Viveka lives in Lakeview and is excited to explore the city. She's really into Marvel comics, clementines, sparkly earrings, and Blair Waldorf gifs. Jhumpa Lahiri is a personal hero, and though unfairly underrated in world history, so is Leif Erikson.