Resume

Chaitanya Venkateswaran

cv0844a@student.american.edu; +91 9818216079

EDUCATION

American University, Washington DC                                     May 2024

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Economics                          Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies                                    Certificate in Political Thought

2020 Emerging Global Leader Scholarship: A full ride scholarship for one international applicant a year.

Tagore International School, New Delhi                               2006- 2020

Honors: Rabindra Ratna awardee – for outstanding achievement in academics and extracurricular activities

COMMUNITY SERVICE & EXPERIENCE

Fellow and Ambassador, Global Citizen’s Initiative       2019 – present

  • Selected as one of 28 global fellows to attend a fully funded 10 day summit in Japan to grow leadership capabilities through seminars, lectures and interactions with corporate and social leaders
  • Develop and implement a service project over the course of 9 months, implementing the learnings gained through the summit to create a positive impact locally

President, Project Drishti                                     March 2018- April 2020

  • Founded a campaign aimed at improving inclusive classrooms for visually impaired students
  • Worked with 5 organizations, 9 schools and over 600 students/volunteers to digitize books, develop accessibility toolkits for classrooms and fundraise for better facilities and technology for the students
  • Recognized internationally at Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 2019, and nationally at the UN Global Compact and IILM University Young Citizen Award 2018 and the tGELF Youth Leader Award 2018

President, D.A.R.E. to Rise                                      July 2017- March 2019

  • Created and implemented an action plan to raise awareness about drug abuse and rehabilitation among the youth and led fundraising efforts to support rehabilitation centres
  • Awarded the Junior Astitva Award by the PHD Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the impact created by the initiative in the larger community

President, Rotary Interact Club                             July 2017-August 2019

  • Successfully managed all social advocacy and awareness projects of the school, and helped facilitate fundraising endeavors and organize events around the year

Member, Flawless Flaws                                    August 2017- March 2019

  • Raised awareness about acid attacks in the community through street plays and presentations in schools
  • Participated in creative fundraising efforts including organization of cultural showcases and travelled across the country to perform and

Skills – Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil (Native), Telugu (Beginner)