IPS Class of 2012
Mira graduated from IPS in 2012 where she concentrated in Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. At Stanford, Mira's coursework was focused on social innovation, especially in the global health space, and entrepreneurship in the developing world. Between her first and second year Mira was a Summer Associate with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda, where she created a strategy to launch a new healthcare diagnostic in health facilities nationwide. Mira was also an active student at the d.school, taking classes that focused on designing for the base of the pyramid, such as Design for Extreme Affordability and Designing Liberation Technology. With two fellow 2012 IPS-alums, Mira organized the IPS study trip to Indonesia where students met with public figures and private sector leaders.
After graduating in June, Mira spent her summer traveling in Southeast Asia before returning to the Bay Area as an Associate with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. The Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm based in Menlo Park, invests and supports early stage start-up social enterprises. As an Associate, Mira works with the team to identify, fund, and support cutting-edge social entrepreneurs. Her role ranges from performing due diligence on potential new grantees to portfolio support for current entrepreneurs. Grantees of the Foundation include catalytic social enterprises such as Kiva, Room to Read, Education Pioneers, and One Acre Fund.
The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) attracts students from all over the world with diverse experiences, interests and backgrounds. Students come to Stanford to gain the skills needed to understand complex policy issues and leave with a deepened understanding of the world. IPS has over 500 alumni and growing. Our graduates go on to pursue a wide range of distinguished careers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.
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