Aparna Wilder is Advisor, CASI Student Programs, after serving for eight years as Associate Director, CASI Student Programs and Outreach.
Aparna holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and MPA from Columbia University. She spent six years in India where she received an American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) summer language fellowship to study Malayalam; served as a fellow and staff member to Indicorps, an international non-profit that supports people of Indian origin to implement sustainable development projects with grassroots organizations; worked as a journalist with The Indian Express in Mumbai; and co-founded Global Rickshaw, a production house that made films in collaboration with NGOs. Aparna is a TED Fellow, former digital mentor with Girls Write Now, an after school writing program for at risk youth based in New York City, and currently serves on the board of the Global Switchboard in Pittsburgh, PA.