Nithin’s journey as a social entrepreneur started when he entered high school in 2006. He co-led Kenya Dream, an organization that aims to support students in Kenya with scholarships and enhance the quality of education, and went on to start the first college branch at UC Irvine. He became very involved in entrepreneurship at UC Irvine – helping to pioneer new collaborative initiatives, launch two small ventures and received his B.S. in Computer Science in three years in 2013.
Currently, he is the Director of Programs at the Kay Family Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation and the Co-Project Manager of AppJam+, a STEM education program that is recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative and teaches underserved and low-income middle school kids how to make mobile apps while exposing them to STEM careers. He serves as a Leadership Council Member on the Chancellor’s Club at UC Irvine and on the Board of Directors for Child S.H.A.R.E, the largest independent foster parent recruitment organization in the U.S., finding “forever” homes for abused and neglected foster youth. Nithin has interests in technology and education and enjoys working collaboratively with leaders to bring about positive impacts. He also aspires to empower the next generation of youth.