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Chandani Punia

Lecturer; Deputy Director of Innovation | International Rescue Committee

Chandani Punia is an innovation practitioner with 14+ years of global experience in product, process, and service innovation.

She is currently the Deputy Director of Innovation at the IRC and leading innovation programming in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela to help Venezuelan migrants recover and gain control of their future. Previously,

Chandani worked with Asia Society, City Harvest, Plan International, U.N. World Food Programme, Geller & Company, and Merrill Lynch. She serves on the Advisory Board for Impact Hub NYC. 


B.S. in Business Administration, Boston University 

MPA, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs