Aananthi is from Pittsburgh, PA but originally from Tamil Nadu, South India. She will be a Leadership fellow for the summer of 2017 where she will focus on Program evaluation, Partnership outreach, and the Global Giver Fellowship program. Aananthi is excited to work with an organization of like-minded individuals who have a passion for languages and cultural immersion. Prior to GLN, Aananthi served with the Ameri Corps and the Peace Corps programs. Her experience in public service helped her realize her professional interests in International and Domestic development. She has traveled to various countries around the world and in the US, where she has gained exposures to different cultures and languages.