Navmee has completed her B.A. in History. She has been a volunteer with SWAN since April 2020. Currently, Navmee is enrolled as a Masters student at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is interested to engage in the areas of colonial and contemporary history, politics, constitutional culture and social action through research, writing and documentation.
Vaishnavi is a researcher and activist based in Tamil Nadu. Her current projects focus on political education, gender and climate action. She has been a volunteer with SWAN since April 2020. She has previously worked with Government, civil society organisations and elected representatives on local community development, gender and livelihoods.
Zil is a student of psychology, based in Mumbai. She has volunteered with SWAN since April 2020. The experience of volunteering has shaped her decision to further study development and policy-making. It has also strengthened her belief that sustainable solutions exist and with solidarity, will and some crucial support they can be achieved.
Preeti through her personal experience believes that education can transform society. She wants to promote education which helps to prosper empathy, confidence and creativity within individuals and liberates them from fear. Previously, she has worked with Restless Development as an Assistant Program Coordinator. She has worked as a researcher and advocated for Gender equality, Family planning, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and economic empowerment of women.
Shantanu is a researcher based in Bangalore and academically trained in science. He started volunteering with SWAN in April 2020. Interaction with migrant workers and fellow volunteers during the migrant crisis was a great learning experience for him and he wishes to further this learning through SWAN fellowship and to make any small difference in his own possible ways.
Anindita Adhikari is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Brown University and her research examines accountability and welfare rights in India. She has been associated with the Right to Work, Right to Information, and Right to Food campaigns for over a decade. She has previously worked with the Government of Bihar and the Ministry of Rural Development on employment, social security, and land issues. She co-leads the work of a collective called the Social Accountability Forum for Action and Research.
Anish is an MPhil student pursuing the study of Climate Change in Philosophy. He started volunteering with SWAN in the month of April. Some of his interests involve advocacy for action against climate change, and with SWAN for the basic rights of migrant workers. Apart from this, he takes interest in promoting Indian culture and heritage, especially music, dance and the arts.
Padma is a Public Policy and Governance Professional and an RYT 200 certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. She has volunteered with SWAN since April 2020. Her current work at Anode Governance Lab focuses on strengthening public institutions through improving governance in rural public institutions. She has previously worked with IBM as a consultant and Dhwani RIS as a project manager.
Himadri is working in a private sector based in Bangalore. She has been a volunteer with SWAN since May 2020. Working with stranded migrant workers during the crisis exposed her to the distress and hardship that workers have been through ever since the first lockdown. At present, she is involved with the SWAN fellowship program to amplify the migrant workers’ voices to the larger discourse.
Samiksha has an academic background in Education and Sociology. Her professional experience includes various aspects of education such as school education, teacher education, curriculum and pedagogy, and educational research. She has previously worked in the discipline of Primary Mathematics and has been involved in conducting teachers’ orientation programs across states. Currently, she is employed in the field of educational research. She has been a volunteer with SWAN since April 2020.