Aekta Shah, M.A.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Aekta Shah serves as the Director of Research, Technology and Community Engagement. She is also the COO/Co-Founder of Streetwyze and has studied, taught, and worked to engage communities in authentic ways that lead to real community transformation, for over 15 years. Aekta’s areas of expertise include research and development on issues of participatory technology, GIS mapping, and sustainable community development. Aekta is also currently pursuing her Ph.D in Technology Design at Stanford University and is the recipient of the prestigious Stanford Graduate Fellowship. At Stanford her research and work rangeS from running Design-thinking workshops at the Stanford d.School to developing new social impact technology start-up ideas at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has been recognized for her leadership by organizations such as the Aspen Institute, Green for All and Bioneers, and has presented for the UN internationally on issues of sustainable development. Aekta holds Masters from Harvard and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.