Rahul graduated a Gold-medallist from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee in 2015, and following his keen interest in education, started working in startups in the ed-tech sector where he was instrumental in launching and setting up new global projects. On the side, Rahul started volunteering in an NGO called Make A Difference in 2016 for providing educational and emotional support to children in shelter homes (for which he was later awarded the Fellowship in 2017-18). Gaining a deep hands-on experience in the business and social sector, Rahul found common ground between problem-solving and social change and joined Ashoka in 2016 to extend its EACH vision. Rahul was recognised as a Global Shaper in 2017 by the World Economic Forum. As part of the Venture & Fellowship team, Rahul has been mapping innovations and selecting Ashoka Fellows from untouched geographies of the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) states of India and Sri Lanka, as well as working on innovative ways of community-building in the Ashoka Fellowship network.