Aparna has over 10 years experience working in the non-profit and education sectors. She is the Co-Founder of IRL Labs, which designs and develops easy-to-use mobile storytelling tools to help youth use education technologies to build core social and emotional skills critical for 21st century learners. Aparna spent six years in India where where she founded her own media production company, global rickshaw, to create short films in collaboration with non-profit organizations. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a MPA from Columbia University. She is a TED Fellow and a former digital mentor with Girls Write Now an after school writing program for at risk youth based in New York City.