Sharon is the Development Manager at Root and Rebound. As a trained social worker with a masters in Public Policy, Sharon brings a wealth of knowledge in philanthropy, policy, direct services, and social justice gained from over five years of philanthropic and nonprofit experience in India.
Sharon previously worked at United Way of Mumbai and the Ram Prasad Goenka (RPG) Foundation- the corporate social responsibility wing of RPG Enterprises, a leading Indian conglomerate focused on combating poverty. Her work in India focused on taking a holistic approach to addressing rural and urban poverty by conceptualizing and directing programs in the areas of education, community health; employment and livelihoods development specifically for youth and women; and sustainable energy.
Since moving to the United States over the fall of 2017 to complete her Masters degree in Public Policy from Mills College Lorry I. Lokey School of Business, Sharon has actively engaged in the Bay Area community, working with local governments and nonprofits. Her most exciting research work involved co-authoring a Business Conditions Study for the City of Emeryville around fair work practices and minimum wage ordinances, and their impact. Sharon also served as the Development and Strategy Graduate assistant for the Center for Transformative Action (CTA), a Mills College community engagement initiative, that provides entrepreneurship training to previously incarcerated women. Sharon also worked as an Education Pioneer at the San Francisco Unified School District and interned at GreenLight Fund in Oakland.
Sharon holds a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and graduated from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, Mills College, Oakland, CA with a Masters in Public Policy.
To unwind, Sharon loves trekking the hills of San Francisco, advancing her culinary skills, spending time with her husband and catching up with her family.