As the Project Director, it is my mission to work and contribute towards creating an increasing number of informed, evolved and globally aware young people who can act as responsible global citizens with the ability to influence the creation of a more peaceful and sustainable world. I am passionate about grass-root level community development, social work, global citizenship and sustainable development.


Executive Director

Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. I have previously studied a Bachelors of Social Science, and, Masters in Development Practice at the University of Queensland and a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Human Studies from Perth. As a Program Director in training and development. I currently work as a trainer-assessor for Northern Territory government in Australia engaging young aboriginals’ community members in environment conservation.



Sr Program Coordinator

Born in Colombia, however I have always felt that I belong to the whole world where we are all one family. I studied medicine in Colombia Universidad CES, but after 3 years I decided that I wanted to focus my attention on the human well-being, Thus I changed my studies and I went to the University of Psychology, where I studied social, clinical and organizational psychology. I did also an internship in neuropsychological therapy and counseling; After completing my 4 years I went to The United States where I did a course at Long Island University about child development, and another course in Connecticut at Fairfield University where I studied learning and applied behavior analysis. Now, I am developing and implementing EcoDEVA social enterprise programs in South India.


Shirly KUMAR

Program Coordinator

Originally from Sydney, Australia, with a background in international development and human rights. Currently studying Emergency and Disaster Management at Charles Darwin university. My interest in development started with my experience in organising a local high school event focussed on spreading awareness amongst young high school students about social justice and gender equality organised by Sydney chapter of United Nations’ Young Women’s Association. I have been participating in various volunteering activities. I have also worked in a marketing and sales job for some time. I look forward to gaining a long-term experience in grass-root level projects alongside leadership role in EcoDEVA.