Kavita Sood, Senior Director of Philanthropic Initiatives

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Kavita is a global citizen who has been working in international development for almost a decade. Prior to moving back to Chicago and joining Heshima Kenya, she oversaw fundraising activities for the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in Washington, DC. Working closely with UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Kavita helped Nothing But Nets build partnerships that advocated for U.S. leadership in global health and funded critical interventions to fight malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that, at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, she worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop and realize their corporate responsibility initiatives. Kavita holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Studies with a second major in International Business from Washington University in St. Louis. She has lived and worked in three countries and speaks English, Spanish and Hindi.