Rachana Shah (Patel)
Rachana has a background in and appreciation for information technology and systems analysis and design. She first wants to see where technological innovation can be enhanced by behavior change in order to achieve sustainable development. Then, she’d like to investigate the best strategies to motivate widespread behavior change, drawing on Marketing and Communication principles. In addition to her MS/MBA degrees, she also holds a Certificate in Complex Systems as she recognizes that the increasing complexity of sustainability and consumption issues require another dimension of leadership. Her professional experience consists of consulting within Deloitte’s SAP Practice and doing business and infrastructure analysis at both Banc of America Securities and Citigroup. She received a B.S. from NYU’s Stern School of Business. She loves cultural immersions as she has lived in both Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Gujarati, and some Hindi.