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Program Officer, BAPS Charities
New York and India

Planning Workshop


Ankur Patel is a volunteer Program Officer with BAPS Charities. For the past 5 years, he has coordinated both field and fundraising activities within the US and abroad. Currently, he is working to strengthen capacity within BAPS Charities and its parent organization, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. Patel received his BS in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandies University. Patel has held a variety of professional positions ranging from Information Technology, Academia and Large-Format Films. He is presently an Economic Analyst at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University.