Nitika Sarah Kuruvilla, singapore

Field Advisor, Singapore

skuruvilla@give2asia.org

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Sarah is eager to expand Give2Asia’s presence, visibility and impact in SE Asia. She has 3 Masters degrees (Business Administration, Economics and Public Policy) and brings a wealth of cross-functional experience from social enterprises, NGOs and tech startups.

Most recently, she was Chief Operating Officer of The Funding Network Australia, a live-crowdfunding non-profit based in Sydney. Her prior roles include: Director of Business Operations at ArcanaNetworks, a Silicon Valley high-tech company; Senior Associate and 1st employee at DevEx , a global social enterprise in Washington D.C; Financial Consultant at Bank of the West in San Francisco and Economics Instructor of 430 undergraduate students at UNL. She also served as VP, Board of Directors for W.O.M.A.N. Inc., a non profit agency serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco.

Sarah is passionate about gender equality, education and empowerment of underprivileged children. She is looking forward to serving the nonprofit community in Singapore as Give2Asia’s adviser, providing them with access to donor funding and philanthropic services.

Outside of work, Sarah loves traveling and scuba diving. She met her husband in San Francisco, and made it their home. They have two beautiful children with whom they continue to travel. They have lived in the U.S, Australia, and now Singapore and eventually plan to be back in San Francisco. For now, Sarah loves living in SE Asia and tries to squeeze in a dive every time they go island hopping.