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Meet the Team

Head Office

 

 
Jodie

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.

 
 
 
Shraddha

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.

 
 
 
Kushal

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.

 
 
Ritika

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.

 
 
Mona

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.

 
Vijayshwari

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.

 
 
 

Dharamsala

 

 
Rahul

Rahul - Operations Manager

Rahul first volunteered with Waste Warriors in for a year in 2013 as part of Nokia's Create To Inspire program. He then pursued his dreams of mountaineering, and completed his Basic Mountaineering Course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, and his Advanced Mountaineering Course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. He returned to Waste Warriors in 2017 after he witnessed the plight of the mountains caused by commercial trekking. For him, working with our team is important from a larger perspective: he believes what we do today will affect our environment tomorrow. As operations manager of Waste Warriors Dharamsala, Rahul supervises all field activities, from door-to-door waste collection, to waste segregation, and to clean-up drives. Rahul also manages communication channels between our green workers, community members, and our diverse group of volunteers. In Rahul's own words, ‘The world needs to be a better place for our children and their children and someone needs to make sure that it happens now’.

 
 
Vicky

Vicky - Project Assistant

Vicky used to work at a shop at Bhagsu Waterfall and was volunteering with Waste Warriors with their clean-up drives. He officially joined the team as a Project Assistant in the year 2017 and since then has worked with a single aim, to keep the Galu area clean and devoid of litter and garbage. Vicky was born and brought up in the Dharamsala region and has seen how tourism has affected the ecology of the place. According to him, even locals are not very interested or even aware of the effects of irresponsible garbage disposal but this issue can be curbed through proper awareness programs.

 
 

MEET OUR DHARAMSALA GREEN WORKERS

 
 
 

Dehradun

 

 
Naveen

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 and 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 two children and he enjoys spending time with them and bringing them close to nature.

 
 
Ankita

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.

 
 
Garima

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.

 
 
Aslam

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 OUR DEHRADUN GREEN WORKERS

 
 
 

Corbett

 

Minakshi

Minakshi Pandey - Program Manager

Fun-loving, warm, and friendly, Minakshi Pandey is from Uttarakhand, but spent her formative years in Shillong, in the northeast 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 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.

 
 
Pawan

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.

 
 
 
 
Hari Shankar Dev

Hari Shankar Dev - Assistant Manager (Research & Outreach)

A skilled mountaineer from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi, one of the Asia’s leading mountaineering institutes, Hari is from Ramnagar town. A well-known artist, he loves to travel, and has experiences in human-wildlife mitigation programs in and around the villages of Corbett Tiger Reserve, including livelihood-generation training programs. As an Assistant Manager, he is responsible for the Research and Outreach program along with awareness and training programs.

 
 
Priyanka Rawat

Priyanka Rawat - Supervisor (Awareness Raising, Education & Capacity Building)

A fun-loving personality with a positive attitude who loves to see the world, Priyanka joined the team from Dhikuli in July 2016 to help with data entry. She now supervises awareness activities in our locations. Just out of college, this is Priyanka’s first job and she says she has so much more to learn in life. She is great with the kids and has tons of stories to engross children during our programs.

 
 
 
Reeta Bisht

Reeta Bisht - Office Assistant

Before joining the Waste Warriors Corbett project, Reeta spent one year in the marketing sector and in data entry. She is a music lover, and loves to read stories and write poetry. This is her third job, and has experience in the data entry work and marketing. Her work is to help in organizing children’s day events with the team and day-to-day work documentation.

 
 

MEET OUR CORBETT GREEN WORKERS