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eventWelcome to my portfolio. If you would like to get in touch with me, please reach out at rainakadavil@gmail.com.

I am a Senior Analyst in Mastercard‘s Center for Inclusive Growth, supporting global volunteerism, disaster response, data for social good and our proprietary Girls4Tech program, now 4+ million girls strong. I was previously a Marketing Analyst in Mastercard’s Data & Services segment for 2.5 years, managing marketing for our Travel, Government, Restaurant and Issuer Loyalty verticals as well as our Case Studies discipline. I also serve as the Diversity & Inclusion lead for Mastercard’s Young Professionals program and have been recognized with two CEO Force for Good awards.

I graduated with an MBA from Johns Hopkins’ Carey Business School in May 2023, concentrating in Marketing, Product Development and Executive Leadership. I graduated from Boston University in 2019 with a BA inInternational Relations. At BU, I served on the Executive Board of the International Affairs Association (the university’s largest student organization), was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Relations Review, and founded Students for the United Nations (the university’s inaugural UNA-USA chapter). I also worked at the Pardee School of Global Studies and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

I am the author of “The Voice of Thunder,” a Young Adult Fiction novel. I am currently working on a fledgling writing project that I look forward to sharing with the world in 2024. I freelance in thought leadership and editorial writing on demand.

I serve as President (formerly, CEO) of Urban Refugea nonprofit that leverages technology and the Google Street Maps platform to connect refugees living in urban spaces with the necessary aid resources around them by breaking geographic and language barriers.

I was the co-founder and President of Global Ambassadors INTERACT and REACT News, organizations focused on educating students K-12 about the Sustainable Development Goals through art and technology, and raising funds to build fresh water facilities in local Kenyan communities. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of Westchester as the Young Professionals Co-Chair and Social Media Director.

I am a global citizen: I have worked in New York, Boston, London, Beijing and Sydney, as well as the United Nations. I have conducted research in Istanbul, Bangkok, and New York. I have run or supported programs in New York, Boston, Sweden, the UK, India, New Zealand, Tanzania, and Kenya. In 22 years, I have traveled globally to 46 countries from Iceland to Cambodia to Colombia.

I have been practicing Bollywood dance since I was seven years old. I choreographed for White Plains High School’s Jiggy Showcase for two years and danced on Boston University’s award-winning Bollywood fusion team, Chankaar. 

I have been recognized for my work by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, the United Nations Association of USA, Mastercard, Zonta International, the Walt Disney Foundation and Claes Nobel, among others.

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See my LinkedIn for more information, or find me @raina_kadavil on Instagram to follow my travels.