aneesha @ aneeshacapur.com
Aneesha Capur’s professional career spans private, non-profit and academic sectors. Aneesha is currently involved in strategic advisory work in nonprofit and philanthropy sectors. She serves on the Board of the Homeless Prenatal Program as Governance Chair, on the Board of Voice of Witness and on the San Francisco Committee/Global Council of Human Rights Watch. She is also on an advisory committee for a human rights project based out of Paris that explores the consequences of conflict and war on children through showcasing children's art from conflict zones around the globe.
Aneesha’s experience in the education sector includes ten years in university publishing and administration, mainly focused on the development, publication and delivery of curriculum materials at The Wharton School and Stanford University. She has over eight years of experience in consulting and internal strategy. Her last full-time position in the private sector was a vice president in the internal strategy and corporate development group at JP Morgan Chase. She was a senior consultant in strategy and knowledge capital sectors for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in New York. Aneesha has consulting experience in the international development and nonprofit arena with organizations such as USAID, the World Bank, Oxfam Africa, UNDP, KPMG and Pride Africa. She was also involved in development for an early childhood education program for a charter school for the arts in New York.
Aneesha is a published author and has been invited to speak and teach at literary conferences such as the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali. Aneesha has also published with Stanford University and The Wharton School (some of these publications are also available through Harvard University Publishing). Her second novel (in progress) was a Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, founded by Barbara Kingsolver. Her first novel, Stealing Karma (HarperCollins India, 2011) was listed in the Top 5 Fiction Picks in The Hindu, picked as Essential Reading in the Sunday Guardian and featured on CNN-IBN.
Aneesha has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MBA from The Wharton School, she was also accepted to a PhD program in Development Economics at Columbia University. Aneesha was born in India, spent most of her childhood in Kenya and lives in San Francisco with her Irish husband and their two children.
See essay for the tenth anniversary of 9/11:
See Jan 1, 2012 issue of DNA