Priya Haji 1993 Global Fellow
Reduce exceptionally high rates of substance abuse and HIV infection and to break the cycle of addiction by institutuing community-based, culturally appropriate bilingual treatment, intervention, and prevention services.
Priya Haji, an extraordinary serial social entrepreneur and pioneering visionary, died on July 14, 2014 in San Franciso, CA. She was 44 years-old. Priya was the CEO and co-founder of SaveUp, which created a mobile web game to engage users in saving money and paying down their debt. Previously, Priya was the CEO and co-founder of World of Good, a venture-backed start-up that assisted thousands of artisans in 55 countries to access the US market. She also served as the Executive Director of Free at Last, a national model for substance abuse treatment, HIV prevention, housing, employment, and a comprehensive continuum of services for African Americans and Latinos coming out of the criminal justice system, and off the streets in East Palo Alto, CA. Priya received a BA from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
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