- Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN)Co-founder & Development Director, 2010 - present
- World Bank2012 - present
- Columbia UniversityFellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, 2011 - 2012
Ravi Kumar is an entrepreneur, digital communicator and youth advocate. He believes that technology and media have the power to create social change in developing countries, and has worked to make that happen in his home country of Nepal.
During the day, he also serves as Online and Social Media Associate at the World Bank, where he co-manages the World Bank’s corporate social media channels and creates data visualizations for the World Bank Tumblr. At night, he volunteers as co-manager of the Youth Innovation Fund at the World Bank.
In November 2013, he was a visiting Digital Media lecturer and Academic and Cultural Series Speaker at Buena Vista University, his alma mater, where he earned a BA in 2010. In 2013, he also served as a Public Policy Fellow at the Fund for American Studies.
He has a Masters of Science degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. At Columbia, he specialized in digital media and was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. As a graduate student at Columbia, he volunteered as a webmaster for the Society of Professional Journalists, and served on The Earth Institute Student Advisory Council.
He is a blogger at the Huffington Post. He has written on topics such as education, innovation, technology and youth. In July 2012, Global Post published his master’s thesis, an investigative story about Nepalis who use existing human smuggling networks in Central America to illegally enter the U.S.
- Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
- Buena Vista University