Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
A native of Bombay, Rajiv leads the Philanthropic Partnerships Program at Thousand Currents, overseeing individual and institutional donor engagement, education, and fundraising. A member of the Leadership Circle of Thrive East Bay, Rajiv is also a recovering academic, who was professionally trained as a historian of international relations with expertise in Modern Europe, South Asia, and the Cold War. In addition to designing and teaching college courses, he has led the Indian Diaspora Oral History Project, a community-centered project focused on South Asian immigrants in Silicon Valley at San Jose State University. Rajiv has a BA in English and History from Newman University, and a Master’s in History from The Ohio State University. He currently serves on the Board of the EDGE Funders Group. A cricket fanatic, Rajiv is a published poet and writer who enjoys cooking, the outdoors, the ocean, reading, and traveling.