GLG Social Impact Fellowship

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship is a multiyear pro bono partnership between the world’s insight network and some of the world’s most impactful social innovators.

Meet Our Latest Class of Fellows
Joe Agoada

Issue Area: COVID-19 and Public Health

Joe Agoada is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sostento, a U.S.-based nonprofit that builds networks, mobilizes resources, and delivers digital tools and services to help solve the toughest challenges facing frontline health workers in public health emergencies.

Joe has spent the last 15 years working at the intersection of public health and communication technology in low-resource settings, leading public health and disease control projects in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and North America. Joe holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CLEAR Global
Aimee Ansari

Issue Area: COVID-19 and Information Access

Aimee Ansari is the CEO of CLEAR Global, a global nonprofit that helps international aid organizations communicate more effectively by developing language and communications technology and providing language services in more than 200 marginalized languages.

Aimee has over 25 years of experience leading humanitarian, development, and microfinance programs in the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and East Africa. She previously worked at the UN, CARE, Oxfam, and Save the Children. Aimee holds degrees from the Ohio State University and Emory University.

Indus Action
Tarun Cherukuri

Issue Area: Social Welfare

Tarun Cherukuri is the Founder and CEO of Indus Action, a New Delhi-based nonprofit that builds civic-tech solutions and mobilizes communities to enable policy implementation and help vulnerable families in India access legislated rights, including education, healthcare, and social security.

Tarun is passionate about advancing social justice in India through community organizing, active citizenship, and systems leadership. He is a 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow and previously spent a decade serving in multiple roles at Teach For India. Tarun holds degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Aparna Hegde

Issue Area: Maternal and Child Health

Dr. Aparna Hegde, MD, is the Founder and Managing Trustee of ARMMAN, a Mumbai-based nonprofit that reduces maternal and child mortality by training health workers and providing mothers with life-saving preventative medical information through weekly voice-call services.

Aparna serves as Associate Professor (Hon) of Urogynecology at Grant Medical College’s Cama Hospital, in Mumbai, and is setting up India’s first Department of Urogynecology there. She is an NIH grant recipient, one of Fortune’s “50 Greatest World Leaders” of 2021, and a 2020 TED Fellow. Aparna holds degrees from the University of Mumbai and Stanford University, and completed a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Time Auction
Fion Leung

Issue Area: Civic Engagement

Fion Leung is the Co-Founder and CEO of Time Auction, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that connects civic-minded individuals with skill-based volunteer opportunities at nonprofits, as well as access to community leaders and empowering learning experiences.

Fion is dedicated to making volunteering a fulfilling and vital part of people’s lives. She was recognized on the Gen.T List in 2019 as an impactful young leader in Asia. Prior to Time Auction, Fion worked at a media startup and Barclays. Fion holds a degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Generation: You Employed
Mona Mourshed

Issue Area: Job Training and Employment

Dr. Mona Mourshed, PhD, is the Founder and Global CEO of Generation: You Employed, a global nonprofit headquartered in the U.S. that trains and places people who are unemployed or underemployed into new careers, focusing on adult learners of all ages.

Mona previously founded and led McKinsey & Company’s global education practice and has authored widely cited reports and articles on the global education and workforce space. She has been featured in Fortune’s “40 under 40,” sits on the boards of New America and Teach for All, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mona holds degrees from MIT and Stanford University.

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
Swapna Reddy

Issue Area: Human Rights

Swapna Reddy is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, a U.S.-based nonprofit that provides services, resources, and advocacy programs to help asylum seekers build good lives in the U.S.

Swapna has over a decade of experience in artificial intelligence, empirical research, and immigration law. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from Ashoka, Echoing Green, Emerson Collective, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Swapna, a daughter of Indian immigrants, holds degrees from Yale Law School and Harvard College.

America On Tech
Evin Floyd Robinson

Issue Area: Racial Equity and Education

Evin Floyd Robinson is the Co-Founder and President of America On Tech, a U.S.-based nonprofit that creates pathways for high school and college students of color to pursue degrees and careers in technology.

Evin has received numerous awards and fellowships, including being named a Black Enterprise Modern Man and a Kauffman Entrepreneurship Engagement Fellow, and has been featured on Forbes’s “30 Under 30.” Evin completed his executive education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and holds degrees from Syracuse University.

Fountain House
Ashwin Vasan

Issue Area: Mental Health

Dr. Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, is the President and CEO of Fountain House, a U.S.-based nonprofit that supports people living with serious mental illness through direct service, innovative care models and programs, and political advocacy.

Ashwin serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health and Medicine at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He holds degrees from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Nick Wise

Issue Area: Environment

Nick Wise is the Founder and CEO of OceanMind, a UK-based nonprofit that leverages satellite data, AI, cloud computing, and marine expertise to protect the world’s oceans through enhanced regulation enforcement and compliance.

Nick has designed large-scale, secure software solutions for more than 20 years. Before becoming a social entrepreneur in 2014, he started an internet-security business and managed product development at a billion-dollar multinational corporation. Nick holds a degree from the University of Leicester.

Interested in our Fellowship?

Fellows work with GLG in an intensive, two-year partnership that provides free access to the full suite of GLG products. Click here to be notified when applications open for our 2022 Fellowship.

Our Fellow organizations do some of the most impactful social sector work anywhere in the world. We are honored to help them along the way.

Examples of Our Impact
The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ young people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of LGBTQIA+ youth reaching out to Trevor has grown significantly, at times peaking to double their previous volumes. Trevor has dramatically expanded their technological capacity and processes to meet this enormous demand for their life-saving services. GLG connected them to experts (both within the U.S. and globally) with first-hand experience in high-priority topics, including volunteer management, project planning, and strategic partnerships. The insights that came from these conversations were crucial to Trevor’s ability to continue growing while maintaining uninterrupted, high-quality operations.

Global Press

Global Press works to build a more just and informed world by training and employing female journalists in the world’s least-covered regions to produce ethical, accurate, on-the-ground news coverage. As Global Press looks to expand into new bureau locations, GLG has helped accelerate the organization’s reach by connecting them to HR directors and international employment law experts. Through GLG, Global Press has also spoken with experts in geopolitics and economics, as well as former leaders of international journalism centers and local journalism associations, to better understand invisible censorship, barriers to accessing high-quality journalism jobs, and the protocols for obtaining press credentials for their reporters in potential expansion locations around the world.


EarthEnable works in Rwanda and Uganda to solve the common health issues caused by dirt floors – such as infectious disease and respiratory conditions – through a washable, sanitary dirt floor solution that is 75% cheaper than concrete alternatives. To help EarthEnable enhance their products, GLG not only sourced a top polymers and coatings expert, but also arranged his travel to Rwanda for a weeklong project. The visit helped EarthEnable accelerate their R&D process in real time, resulting in the creation of a stronger and more cost-effective product. Building off this success, EarthEnable has continued to harness the power of GLG insights throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When Rwanda went into a nationwide lockdown – forcing EarthEnable to pause their operations – the organization used the downtime to speak with GLG experts, gaining further insights into improving their products, decreasing their ecological footprint, and lowering their production costs.


Simprints builds biometric digital identity tools for global development to make sure that every vaccine, dollar, and public good reaches the people who need them most. At the onset of COVID-19, the Simprints team used GLG to leverage their technology in support of relief efforts. They conducted research into contact tracing, the COVID-19 response in remote regions, and the technologies being deployed in the hardest-to-reach areas. Within a week, GLG connected them with a former WHO surveillance medical officer, a former CDC senior global public health analyst, and a former CDC epidemiologist. The insights from these experts helped Simprints not only prepare for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, but also rapidly and effectively improve their digital health systems to drive the appropriate public health response – all while keeping individual data secure.

Kiah Williams on Delivering Surplus Medicine to Those in Need
Minhaj Chowdhury on Eradicating the Water Crisis in Bangladesh and India
Jake Wood on How Veterans are Reshaping Disaster Relief
Christina Lewis Halpern on Creating an Access Program to Remedy Lack of Diversity in Tech

Our Global Community of Fellows

Since 2014, GLG has welcomed 60+ exceptional social sector leaders to our global community. Fellows are the leaders of organizations at inflection points in their growth – whether they are responding to crisis, scaling their reach, pivoting their strategy, or enhancing their services.

Agora Partnerships
Ben Powell
Issue Area: Entrepreneurship


All-Star Code
Christina Lewis Halpern
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment


Aunt Bertha
Erine Gray
Issue Area: Human Services Access


Austin Justice Coalition
Chas Moore
Issue Area: Racial Equity and Community Organizing


Bayes Impact
Eric Liu
Issue Area: Public Service


Donnel Baird
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability


Aimée Eubanks Davis
Issue Area: Education and Career Readiness


Bridges to Prosperity
Avery Bang
Issue Area: Rural Connectivity and Infrastructure


The Bronx Community Foundation
Derrick H. Lewis
Issue Area: Community Development


Vineet Singal
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology


Rachael Chong
Issue Area: Skills-based Volunteer Matching


City Health Works
Manmeet Kaur
Issue Area: Healthcare


The Common Market
Tatiana Garcia-Granados
Issue Area: Food Security and Agriculture


Compass Working Capital
Sherry Riva
Issue Area: Financial Literacy


Leticia M. Jáuregui
Issue Area: Women-led Businesses


Dost Education
Sneha Sheth
Issue Area: Early Childhood Development


Minhaj Chowdhury
Issue Area: Water Access


Drive Change
Jordyn Lexton
Issue Area: Criminal Justice and Employment


Gayatri Datar
Issue Area: Residential Sanitation


East Bali Cashews
Aaron Fishman
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture


Equalize Health (formerly D-Rev)
Krista Donaldson
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology

Trang Tran
Issue Area: Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability


Fathers’ Uplift
Charles Daniels
Issue Area: Family Absenteeism and Mental Health


Foster America
Sherry Lachman
Issue Area: Child Welfare System Reform


Josh MacAlister
Issue Area: Child Welfare and Social Work


The Future Project
Kanya Balakrishna
Issue Area: Education


Global Health Corps
Barbara Bush
Issue Area: Global Health


Global Press
Cristi Hegranes
Issue Area: Local Journalism


Golden Palm Investments
Sangu Delle
Issue Area: Social Enterprise


Hikma Health
Senan Ebrahim
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology


The Lowline
Dan Barasch
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability


Rose Afriyie
Issue Area: Food Security and Social Services Access


Anushka Ratnayake
Issue Area: Rural Agribusiness Financing


Rebecca van Bergen
Issue Area: Handworker Economy


Nexleaf Analytics
Nithya Ramanathan
Issue Area: Global Health


Noora Health
Shahed Alam
Issue Area: Healthcare Skills Training


Nuru International
Jake Harriman
Issue Area: Poverty Alleviation


Carolyn Edelstein
Issue Area: Healthcare


Open Medicine Project
Mohammed Dalwai
Issue Area: Healthcare Technology


The Positivity Project
Jeff Bryan
Issue Area: Education


Mark Arnoldy
Issue Area: Healthcare


Jukay Hsu
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment

Clementine Jacoby
Issue Area: Criminal Justice


The Resolution Project
Oliver Libby
Issue Area: Social Venture Fellowship


Leila Janah – In Memoriam
Issue Area: Tech Training and Employment


David Auerbach
Issue Area: Sanitation


Zack Rosenburg
Issue Area: Disaster Relief


Semilla Nueva
Curt Bowen
Issue Area: Malnutrition


Toby Norman
Issue Area: Biometric Identification


Kiah Williams
Issue Area: Healthcare Access


Steph Speirs
Issue Area: Solar Energy Access


Eugenie Teasley
Issue Area: Youth Empowerment


Sean Mayberry
Issue Area: Women’s Mental Health


Stop COVID-19 Special Operations Group
Julia Monfrini Peev, Maria Siambekos, Michael Williams
Issue Area: COVID-19


Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)
Elizabeth Scharpf
Issue Area: Women’s Health


Team Rubicon
Jake Wood
Issue Area: Disaster Relief


Julie Cordua
Issue Area: Eliminating Online Child Sexual Exploitation


Jason Ballard
Issue Area: Environmental Sustainability


The Trevor Project
Amit Paley
Issue Area: LGTBQ Youth Suicide Prevention


Giffin Daughtridge
Issue Area: Healthcare


Venture for America
Andrew Yang
Issue Area: Entrepreneurship


Misan Rewane
Issue Area: Education and Employment


Matilda Ho
Issue Area: Food and Agriculture