Paru Yusuf

Economic Opportunity & Employment Grant Round Leader

Paru Desai Yusuf is a strategist and advisor to global non-profits and international organizations. In addition to SV2, she is a co-director of a partnership between GOAL! and Mathare Youth Sports Association to design a Girls’ Program focusing on education and empowerment of adolescent girls in the Mathare slums, Nairobi. and Board Member at Firelight Foundation supporting community-based organizations to create sustainable change in Africa. She is also an Advisor to the Ethiopian Diaspora Network. Paru has a BA in Chemistry from NC State University and a MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University.