Aditi Dholakia

Social Justice Philanthropy Fellow
Candidate for a Masters in Public Administration (MPA), expected graduation May, 2022; BA in Communication: Media and BA in German Studies

Aditi (she/her/hers) joined the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) team in July, 2021, as SIF’s Social Justice Philanthropy Fellow through Northeastern University’s Graduate Cooperative Education Program. Aditi will be working closely with colleagues Carolyn and Jenna on SIF’s 2021 pilot track, Community Approaches to Advancing Racial Justice. She will also be working on planning, organizing and executing events and collecting resources for SIF’s Funder Education programming alongside Carolyn. 

Aditi is in her second year at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, where she is working on her Masters in Public Administration. Originally from North Carolina, she graduated from NC State University in 2018 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Communication: Media and German Studies. Aditi currently serves as a founding board member and the Media and Outreach Chair at Hugs Foundation, a nonprofit in NC whose mission is to provide access through financial assistance to quality, holistic mental health services and resources for the local community. Aditi is passionate about advocacy, distribution of power, and grassroots level, community centered healing and empowerment. When not in class or at work, she enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing with her cat, Solee. Aditi is excited to join the team at SIF in working toward people-focused systemic change in the Greater Boston area.