social impact


Eliminating the Information Gap: Jesse’s Road to Vera

Based in Cape Town, Jesse Twum-Boafo brings a background in Economics and Statistics to the Vera Consulting team. An innovation and Steve Jobs enthusiast, Jesse supports projects benefiting social impact organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. This post is the latest in … Read More


Vera Welcomes 4th Fellowship Class

Earlier this summer, the fourth class of Vera Fellows convened at Amherst College for an intensive week of training and team building. Hailing from Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, and the U.S., these eight young professionals used training to skill up in … Read More

Good data saves lives: Natalie’s road to Vera

Natalie Price, based in Mumbai, manages Vera’s Implementation Support Team. She has an MPH from Yale School of Public Health and brings more than five years of experience in the education, health, and technology sectors to the Vera team. This … Read More

Working Towards a quadruple-win: Zak’s Road to Vera

Co-Founder and CEO Zak Kaufman reflects on his path to and with Vera. When he’s not immersed in new technology and data systems, you can find Zak hiking in the mountains, cross-country skiing, or lacing up on the Ultimate Frisbee … Read More

Improving social impact byte-by-byte: Nadeem’s road to Vera

Lead developer and technical architect, Nadeem Shaikh, discusses his path to Vera’s Mumbai hub. Before he developed the coding standards we live by, Nadeem was an independent branding and web presence consultant and also worked as a web solutions specialist. A Shah … Read More


From Connecticut to Cape Town: Lexa’s Road to Vera

Lexa Koenig joined Vera as a Fellow in July 2014. Since then, she has transitioned to a Consulting role and leads projects benefiting social impact organizations from Vera’s Cape Town hub. Lexa strives to climb as many of Cape Town’s … Read More

Vera Fellowship Program Selected as a Genesis Generation Challenge Winner

In April, Vera was named as a recipient of the Genesis Generation Challenge award, which supports organizations whose projects demonstrate innovation and creativity in addressing the world’s most pressing issues. Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Genesis Prize Foundation … Read More

2015 Vera Fellowship Class

Welcoming the 2015 Vera Fellowship Class

For the third year, we’re proud to welcome a vibrant and diverse group of young professionals into the Vera Fellowship Program. After a mid-June retreat and intensive week of workshops, the Fellows joined Vera teams in Boston and Mumbai last … Read More

My Road to Vera: Vivaan

Vivaan Misra, a 2014 Fellow based in Mumbai, describes the experiences that led him to Vera. Vivaan grew up in New Delhi and graduated in 2012 from Carleton College, where he studied Economics and International Relations. Before joining Vera, he … Read More

A Chat with Katie: Vera Fellowship

Katie McCloskey, a 2014 Fellow based in Boston, shares her thoughts on her first six months at Vera. Born and raised in Northern California, Katie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Human Geography. What about … Read More