Pahini Pandya is currently BelieveGreen’s Chief Strategist. She describes herself as a problem-solving entrepreneur who is passionate about fostering partnerships for impact innovation. Prior to joining BelieveGreen in 2012, she trained media analysts at Georgetown University’s Argus Project to track bio-infectious disease, nuclear, chemical, political, and climate-related threats through open source media for nearly 5 years. She monitored the data to ensure coding consistency and worked with researchers to trend and analyze the data.

After receiving her Master’s in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, her desire to work for a firm with a more solution-oriented and progressive economic vision led her to BelieveGreen. She currently researches investment trends to strategize for the growth of BelieveGreen, advises social and environmental impact projects, and consults with projects that support the mission of fostering sustainable growth. Her relevant projects include:

Global Shared Value Leadership (GSVL) – This 10-day action-learning executive certificate from American University Key Leadership programs is designed to facilitate collaboration between for-profit, non-profit, and government executives. It pairs practical experience with academic excellence to connect leaders, organizations and communities to tackle conflicting goals and navigate between sectors and cultures to create shared value. The program is built on connecting community needs and organizational interests to create shared value. Pahini consulted with American University to design the curriculum for 8 of the 10 days and delivered training for Key Leadership professors to teach the GSVL program.

Creating Opportunities for Rural Youths (CORY) – Project targets rural youth organizations, networks, groups, and institutions for entrepreneurship training, advocacy, networking and knowledge exchange in West and Central Africa. Pahini is building a robust communication platform for the project that documents and builds upon experiences, success stories, and lessons learned of all stakeholders.


She has served on the advisory board of GYIN for one year and continues to work with the others involved in YALESI to assemble workshops and panel discussions. Pahini loves to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals who believe that the youth can be empowered with the tools and skills necessary to revitalize and reinvigorate our communities across the globe with their optimistic mindset and passion for change. You may reach her