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Meet the Team

Head Office

 

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Jodie Underhill- Co-founder and Chief Outreach Officer

Jodie is the COO of Waste Warriors and works from Dehradun. She is better known as Garbage Girl and was born in Great Yarmouth, England in 1976. Jodie has more than eight years of waste management experience and is the drive behind the organisation.

 
 

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Shraddha Zende - Program Manager

Shraddha is one of our most experienced team members and has worked in both Dehradun and Corbett. She started out as a Project Assistant in 2014. Her main focus is on content writing for educational materials for both children and adults, funding proposals, correspondence and reports etc.

 
 

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Kushal Ghosh - Designer

Kushal has over 13 years of design experience and has worked on numerous national and international projects in media, fashion and e-commerce. Kushal's job is to design the educational materials that we create but also helps with other projects as required. He started out as a Project Assistant at the Corbett project but moved to Dehradun at the start of 2017.

 
 

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Ritika Sadana - Finance Manager

Before joining Waste Warriors, Ritika spent the last four years working in accounts with C.A. Pallavi Rajput and Co. As our Financial Manager, she is in charge of managing the accounts for all of our project locations, budgeting and financial planning as well as our Management Information System (M.I.S). She also does a host of other other human resource related responsibilities and is responsible for overseeing the Dehradun office.
 
 

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Mona Lisa - Finance Assistant

Mona Lisa was visiting Dehradun when she came to know about Waste Warriors. Being from a financial background she did not have much of an idea about waste management, but volunteered with us for a week and soon realised the importance of it. She now works as an Finance Assistant, assisting Ritika with all of the accounting and financial requirements of our projects and the organisation. Prior to Waste Warriors she worked for 3 years with Apaji Amin & Co.LLP, Ahmedabad, Gujarat during her CA internship and then went on to work in rural villages of Bihar, setting up Bio-gas plants for farmers.
 
 

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Vijayshwari Rawat - Admin Assistant

After working with Punjab National Bank for two years and the PAN card office for five years, Vijayshwari joined Waste Warriors in January 2017 as an Office Assistant. She feels very proud to be working with Waste Warriors, as it has enhanced her knowledge about waste management. We are happy to have her with us as she is very responsible and undertakes all her office duties very efficiently.
 
 
 

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Vivek- Project Assistant

Vivek first came to volunteer with Jodie in May 2010 and kept volunteering whenever he could spare the time. He became the first Himachali to join our team full time in June 2014.  His immense respect and love for the mountains and his enthusiasm for hiking is appreciated by the whole team. Vivek’s infectious personality makes him a big hit with the volunteers.

 

MEET DHARAMSALA GREEN WORKERS

 

Dehradun

 

 

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Naveen Sadana - Operations Manager

Naveen is in charge of our projects in Dehradun and is also responsible for managing our team of Green Workers (Waste Workers). He joined the team in October 2016. He is dynamic, vibrant & innovative in tackling all the complexities and new challenges. He is patient and calm which makes him the ideal person to interact with everyone, from staff to stakeholders to the local Municipality.
In his personal life he has a small happy family with 2 children and he enjoys spending time with them and bringing them close to nature.

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Ankita Kunwar - Education Assistant

After working in the Corporate sector for four years Ankita realized that a desk job was not what she wanted. She was keen to do something which gave her work satisfaction and allowed her to work for a good cause. She became an Education Assistant in March 2017. Ankita enjoys the role as she gets to meet lots of different people and experience new challenges every day. Her job is to go into schools to conduct educational presentations about waste management, do waste related activities with schools, assist schools with clean-up drives and help them to set up waste management systems within the school premises.

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Garima Aggarwal - Education Assistant

After completing her B.Arch, Garima started practicing upcycling and giving waste material value by using them for construction, interiors, furniture design and product design. Working in this field while travelling to different parts of the country gave her insights for a cleaner and greener country. This inner quest, made her realize how beautiful her hometown ‘is’ or ‘used to be’ and she wanted to see it in its former glory. Her dream manifested to reality when she came back to Dehradun and joined Waste Warriors in May 2017. In addition to their work in schools, Ankita and Garima also do public awareness raising.

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Aslam Khan - Admin and Data Entry Assistant

Aslam is 22 years old and he joined Waste Warriors in September 2016. After working with Maxwell for five months he decided to look for a more challenging role and something that would enable him to get out in the field. Aslam’s energetic nature and good sense of humor always brightens the day-to-day office work. He is engaged in all kind of activities not just in the office but his specialties are data entry and surveys. Aslam is responsible for taking all of the data from the different project locations and inputting it into spreadsheets.

 

MEET DEHRADUN GREEN WORKERS

 

Corbett

 

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Minakshi Pandey - Program Manager

Fun loving, warm and friendly, Minakshi Pandey is from Uttarakhand, but spent her formative years in Shillong, in the north east of India.  After a long stint in the hospitality industry, she finally settled by the edge of Corbett Tiger Reserve, where she and her husband owned and managed Camp Forktail Creek, a small jungle camp for over 12 years. Minakshi has been a witness to the massive tourism boom in Corbett and the problems of improper waste management brought along with it. She is now spearheading the Waste Warriors Chapter in Corbett.

 

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Pawan Kumar Khulbe - Operations Manager

Pawan joined us in December 2014 as a field assistant. He worked incredibly hard on field before quickly rising up to a managerial position, due to his strong desire to learn and willingness to take on responsibility. Originally from Dagkadakoti village in the Almora hills, he lives in Ramnagar. He looks after all operations of the Corbett Project.

 

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Moinuddeen - Operations Supervisor

Moin, as we know him, belongs to Ramnagar and has been with the team since May 2015. Moin is the man to go to for all things Hindi. He loves Hindi literature and is also an ardent fan of Urdu poetry. You will often find him scribbling Urdu poetry on scraps of paper. Moin helps with managing all our data and also all Hindi communication with different departments.

 

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Dolly Jadhav - Operations Supervisor

Originally from Mumbai, Dolly joined Waste Warriors in December 2015. New to the environment and NGO sector, she has quickly learnt about all things related waste management. As an Operations supervisor, She is responsible for the smooth functioning of all our field jobs. She is very popular with all the staff for her sweet as sugar Hindi and her friendly nature.

 

MEET CORBETT GREEN WORKERS