Featured as a NYC Change Maker by Conscious Magazine in February 2016, Pinky's passion for people and strong understanding of the importance of investing in genuine human relationships evidently shines through every action she takes and decision she makes.
Today, Pinky serves as a member of the Community Experience team at DataKind, which was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative nonprofit organization in 2017. DataKind harnesses the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity.
Pinky came from leading numerous outreach campaigns, creative fundraising events through social media, and unconventional social justice movements towards the anti human trafficking cause for organizations like International Justice Mission, Dressember Foundation, Restore NYC, A21, and LOVE146 to managing projects involving improvement of outreach methods for NYC at-risk families of becoming homeless, classification of deaths in the Syrian Crisis as collateral damage or a targeted events, and analysis of educational impact of writing poetry in high school communities with the data technology startup, SumAll.org. She derives her energy from creative entrepreneurial and fast-paced environments.
Connecting the talents of people in her network for pushing goals towards positive social change is one of her favorite activities. She believes that there are multiple solutions to many of today's problems, we just have to be aware of all the possibilities.
Using social media (#a21queens) and word of mouth, I led and gathered 36 individuals in global walk to raise awareness of human trafficking, raising $965 towards ending the injustice (Snacks and drink were sponsored by Health Warrior and Target).
With the clothes I owned, I photographed, styled, and modeled 31 outfits that included one dress each to raise $2,152.12 (in 2018 alone) on social media (#pinkyindresses) against exploitation of women and awareness of human trafficking. Wearing dresses in NYC December weather is not as easy as wearing dresses in LA December...
Led several outreach events through art installations of human-sized cages capturing the reality that human trafficking can affect any person in one's life and wrote storyboard for a collaborative video short to raise awareness of modern day slavery.