MY LIFE
I am named after a Bollywood actress from the 60s.

I wanted to be a cashier when I was little.

I trekked around the Himalayas with my mother.

I do not know how to parallel park, whistle or keep a plant alive.

I have been sneezed on by a horse & an elephant, but only spit on by a camel.

I have camped in a tent at 16,000 feet, slept in a Maasi hut & napped in a Bedouin cave. 

I have been threatened with getting shot by the Secret Service for trying to get too close to President Clinton.

I went to Russia as a 13 year old on a student exchange program right after the fall of the USSR. My favorite meal was at the McDonald’s in Moscow.

I started off as an Art Director in advertising before cleansing my soul & becoming a humanitarian photographer.

I founded KIOO Project to change gender dynamics in economically challenged communities by teaching photography to girls. The girls then teach the boys.

I hate arugula.


SHOWS
WHAT IT IZ!, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
Nasty Women Art Exhibition, Knockdown Center, New York, NY, 2017
India 2016,
Project: ARTspace, New York, NY, 2016
International Women’s Exhibit, Atlanta, GA, 2015
Kenya 2014, 303 at 156 Project Artspace, New York, NY, 2014
Rising Waters 2.0, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, 2014
Haiti in LA, Hamilton Galleries, Santa Monica, CA, 2013
Haiti 2013, 303 at 156 Project Artspace, New York, NY, 2013
New Moon Party, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, NY, 2012
Around the World, Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
The BOLD Conversations , New Jersey, 2017
Through the Lens of a Girl, New York, 2016
Fireside chat at Association for African Development, New York, 2016
Before the World Gathers, New York, 2016
Leadership Summit, New York, 2016
Women in Leadership, New York, 2016
United Media Conference, New Jersey, 2016
Women’s Leadership Conference, New Jersey, 2015
Social Responsibility Forum, Madrid, Spain, 2014
Women’s Leadership Conference, New Jersey, 2013


FELLOWSHIPS
Boehm Media Senior Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration, Ixtapa, Mexico, 2017
Boehm Media Fellow at Opportunity Collaboration, Cancún, Mexico, 2016
The Ben Applebaum Foundation Master Class, New York, NY, 2016
Preparing Global Leaders Academy, Amman, Jordan, 2015
Alumni Festival, Norwalk, Connecticut, 2015
Global Social Impact House, Vieques, Puerto Rico, 2014