The Atlanta native, whose parents are both high-achieving Indian immigrants, has spent years working to solve the biggest health problems plaguing developing nations and is now engaged in high-level, innovative global initiatives with one of the most iconic brands in the world.
Shaifali Puri is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Arthur Carter Institute at NYU.
Shaifali's tenure at Scientists Without Borders consisted of arranging global partnerships that aimed to improve the quality of life in the developing world by linking, mobilizing and coordinating science-based activities, initiatives and resources. Shaifali was recruited to reinvent the failing social networking site for scientists that was originally conceived by the United Nations Millennium Project and the New York Academy of Sciences. She raised millions of dollars from major corporate donors to create a platform that offered prize money to scientists who found the best solutions to specific health problems.
Shaifali also worked closely with the Governor of New York, other elected officials, and multiple non-governmental stakeholders to design and execute strategic economic development projects, policies, and public/private partnerships.
Her writing has been featured in various publications including Fortune, the New York Times, World Policy Journal, Slate and many more.