Meet the Team




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.







Jodie Underhill- Co-founder and CEO

Jodie is the CEO of Waste Warriors and works from Dehradun. She is better known as Garbage Girl and was born in Great Yarmouth, England in 1976. Jodie’s vast & diverse experience of waste management along with her drive, energy and vision is the reason our projects succeed. A natural leader with a ‘Can Do’ attitude she is the driving force of our projects.



Manpreet Kaur- Project Assistant

After completing her MBA, and having worked with various companies in the insurance sector, Manpreet was looking for a new, exciting and challenging work environment - and so, she joined Waste Warriors. Manpreet is in charge of ensuring that all of our Dehradun-based projects are running smoothly, and assisting with staff management and coordination of our green workers. Incredibly dynamic, Manpreet knows the city like the back of our hand, and so, is an essential part of also ensuring that the day-to-day tasks that need to get done in office get done.



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 all our accounts, budget as well as our Management Information System (M.I.S). She also takes on other human resources related responsibilities, as per requirement. Ritika initially joined Waste Warriors on a voluntary basis however, we quickly realized that her fun-loving personality and interest in the work that we do would make her a valuable member of our team.


Sagar Singh- Staff Coordinator

Sagar started as a Waste Worker and with his hard work and calm nature was soon promoted to Staff Coordinator. He joined Waste Warriors because he was inspired by Jodie's work and wanted to make a change. He is great with the animals and is always ready to lend a hand in the animal rescues we do. He loves playing football and bringing a smile on everyone's face.







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.



Shraddha Zende - Project Manager

Shraddha worked for the Dehradun project for a year and half before moving to Corbett in January 2016. She helps our Program Manager, Minakshi, run the project. She currently is managing all HR and Admin jobs, as well as assisting with operations.



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.



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.



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.