About

Let’s change the world together.

eventWelcome to my portfolio. I am an Indian-American entrepreneur, writer, traveler, and dancer. 

 

I am a Global Product Marketing Specialist for the Loyalty & Engagement division at Mastercard. I am committed to telling Mastercard’s loyalty story: from Traveler Rewards to Give with Rewards. A day in my life involves developing value propositions for new loyalty product launches and producing unique B2B2C marketing and sales materials to complement them. 

 

I recently graduated from Boston University with a BA in 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 served on the Executive Board of the International Affairs Association, was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Relations Review, and founded Students for the United Nations. I also work at the Pardee School of Global Studies.

 

I am the author of “The Voice of Thunder,” a Young Adult Fiction novel. I am currently working on writing a sequel, “The Dying of Empires,” and am searching for an agent to represent me. I am also compiling and ghostwriting “Ignite Your Story” in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation.

 

I was appointed elected Chief Executive Officer of Urban Refugea nonprofit that leverages technology and the Open 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, an organization 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 am a global citizen: I have worked in New York, Boston, London, Beijing, Sydney, and the United Nations. I have conducted research in Istanbul, Bangkok, and New York. I have run or engaged programs in New York, Boston, Sweden, the UK, India, New Zealand, Tanzania, and Kenya. In 21 years, I have traveled globally to 32 countries from Iceland to Costa Rica to Singapore.

 

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, the Walt Disney Foundation and Claes Nobel, among others.

 

Tell me your story or ask me more about mine.

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