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Dr. Geetha Murali

Dr. Geetha Murali is Room to Read’s Chief Development Officer at Room to Read, an organization focused on children's literacy & girls' education.
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Geetha oversees Room to Read’s Development and Communications Department with staff across nine international locations. In her role, she is responsible for global fundraising, marketing, public relations, and communications, while also working directly with the organization’s largest investors. Under her leadership, Room to Read has embarked on several new initiatives including the development of major institutional and cause-marketing partnerships as well as the launch of legacy giving and multi-currency crowdfunding programs.

Geetha has almost 20 years of diverse experience across the corporate and non-profit sectors. She has worked with pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Chiron as well as with educational technology programs like the Digital Equalizer Program (American India Foundation) and Adobe Youth Voices (Adobe Systems Incorporated). During her time with the American India Foundation, she was responsible for major corporate partnerships that supported the growth of the Digital Equalizer program into 13 states across India.

Geetha received her master's degree in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master's and doctorate degrees in South Asian Politics from the University of California at Berkeley. She has also held an Adjunct Faculty position at Mills College.

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