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eventWelcome to my portfolio! I am an Indian-American writer, traveler, dancer, and non-profit co-founder. I was born and grew up in New York and currently study in Boston.



I am a senior at Boston University studying International Relations with a focus on Security Studies in the Middle East and North Africa. While at BU, I have also studied Economics, Computer Science, Archaeology, and International Law. At BU, I serve on the Executive Board of the International Affairs Association, am the Editor-in-Chief of the International Relations Review, the co-founder and Director of Students for the United Nations and work at the Pardee School of Global Studies.


I currently work as Lead Marketing Intern and as a Market Research Intern for Kaplan Inc., the biggest test prep organization in the world, and as a paralegal at Cushner & Bloom, P.C., a firm that specializes in litigation and real estate.


I am a global citizen: I have worked in New York, Boston, London, Beijing, Sydney, and the United Nations; run or engaged programs in New York, Boston, Sweden, the UK, India, New Zealand, Tanzania, and Kenya; and traveled globally to 25 different countries from Iceland to Mexico to Singapore.


I was the co-founder and President of Global Ambassadors, an organization focused on educating students K-12 about the Sustainable Development Goals through art and technology, and bringing fresh water facilities to communities in Kenya. Today, I act as a consultant for the organization remotely from Boston.


I am the author of “The Voice of Thunder,” a Young Adult Fiction novel of approximately 500 pages. I am currently working on publishing a sequel, “The Dying of Empires,” and am searching for an agent to represent me.


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 Foundation, Zonta International, and Claes Nobel, among others.


If you are interested in reaching out to me, please email me at rainakadavil@gmail.com. You can also see my LinkedIn for more information, or find me @raina_kadavil on Instagram to follow my travels.