Pooja is the Founder of Letters of Love and has been the driving force behind the movement ever since its inception in October, 2015. She is responsible for strategy development and outreach and providing direction to the organization. Pooja’s core focus is planning, curriculum development, operational delivery and ensuring effective and efficient implementation of Letters of Love’s vision.
Jeena is the Creative Head of Letters of Love. Her primary role is to take care of all the visualization content and social media outreach.
Sharon holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle and is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Medicine, alongside working as a nurse. She finds the ultimate happiness in positively influencing people’s lives in any way she can, using her capacity as an individual, a nurse and a medical student.
Country Manager, Egypt & Jordan
Habeeba is the Operations Manager of Egypt and Jordan – two new additions into the ever-expanding map of Letters of Love. Her role will primarily focus on expansion and outreach, including launching awareness campaigns within schools, creating collaborations with relevant entities and, of course, collecting letters!
Leadership Programs Manager
Ella is reaching out to student chapters, youth groups and movements, non-profits, NGOs, universities, grade schools, teachers, and public spaces, in hopes to strike partnerships, spread the message of Letters of Love as far as possible and maximize its outreach.
Country Manager, Israel
Inbal, or as we all call her, Gingit is hopping on board with Letters of Love as the Operations Manager in Israel. This is the first year Letters of Love will be officially operating in Israel, and Gingit is excited and hopeful that the team’s efforts will help spread the (much needed) love to refugees.
Country Manager, Palestine
Lina is the Operations Manager in Palestine. Her main focus will be initiating collaborations within the region to maximize the outreach of Letters of Love.
Country Manager, Syria
Rasha is stationed in Damascus, Syria, where she coordinates between Letters of Love and the Embassy to ensure efficient distribution of letters and equipment on children in the region. She also handles the recruitment of volunteers within Syria to help with local programs.
Sherin completed Bachelor of Nursing in Western Australia and will soon begin work as a nurse in Darwin, Australia. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health from James Cook University, Queensland. Having grown up in 4 different countries, she is very passionate about learning more about new cultures, exploring new places and creating human connections along her journey.
Sai Sethu is an engineer turned journalist with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology and a Diploma from The Asian College of Journalism. He currently resides in New Delhi. Sai is drawn to any form of story-telling and wishes to combine career with compassion and passion.
Tom is a mixed-media producer, developer and filmmaker with a specialism in innovation and a fascination for narratives that drive social change. Currently making digital magic with Immersive Garden in Paris, past gigs have found him at Red Bull, freelancing for the UN or consulting with Seedstars.
Audio Visual Communication Team
Mayank is Letters of Love’s in-house Graphic Designer. He creates visual content for all the various social media platforms used by the organization. He hails from Delhi (India’s capital) and is currently in his final year of the Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science program at the Vellore Institute of Technology.
Partnerships and Outreach Manager
As Media Outreach Manager, Rukmini initiaties collaborations with as many groups, organizations and chapters to spread the word about Letters of Love and to get more people involved in this deeply sensitive yet necessary work.
Editorial Team Coordinator
Alaka is the Manager of the Writing Team at Letters of Love; she coordinates between the writing and translation teams across different cities and countries. Her role involves a lot of strategic planning to ensure that people are engaged in the act of writing letters at common places in all the countries collaborating with Letters of Love.
City Coordinator Kochi
Siju came across Letters of Love through a friend, and she immediately knew there was no looking back. She has been on the Writing Team ever since. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media and a post-graduate degree in Journalism. Her schooling background in Muscat, Oman helped her read and write Arabic, which came in as quite a useful tool in her work with Letters of Love!
City Coordinator Kozhikode
Sana is a software engineer by profession but an artist by passion. She is a skilled craftswoman, entrepreneur, snailmailer, content creator ,digital influencer and an orator.She is also well known for her passion in letter writing. The concept of snail mail has helped her gain friends in almost 32 countries and counting.
Laksh has over 7 years of experience working in social media and digital marketing across brands and agencies. Ideation and strategy is what really keeps him in the field with an inclination to do something new daily! A bio-medical engineer who moved into hardcore marketing and followed his passion. Lived in Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and now Shimla, a hippie at heart who cant wait to find out his next adventure. Obsessed with wildlife, he loves birding, safaris and diving and if not around the wild, hes an avid gamer too.
Social Media Manager
Shruthi has completed her Bachelors in English for Global Business Context from G.R.Damodaran College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore, India . To pursue her passion in the communications industry ,she went on to do a Masters in Journalism Media and Communications from Cardiff University in Wales. Letters of Love she believes is a step forward to help the world be a better place and spread some much needed joy!
Amnah works round the clock to translate all the lovely letters we receive into the proper dialect of Arabic for the children to read and understand. She is a 27-year-old Turkic, Syrian, Labanese and Saudi who works as the CEO Office Manager at Batic, alongside being a mother for a wonderful 3-year-old named Omar.
Gabby is our Lead Student Ambassador and is also our youngest team member. She is in charge of sensitising her school after undergoing training with our curriculum team and conducts sessions from K-12. She has also started a Letters of Love Club in her school. Gabby Weiss, is a 13 year old from Alaska who over the last year and half, collected around 200 letters and colourful drawings to send to refugee children as her Bar Mitzvah project from her school and community.
Social Media Manager
Ahmed is an Engineering and Computer Science student at the German University in Cairo, and has been volunteering for entities focused on social development for over five years. His passions include creating, designing, and humans - which might seem weird, but hes just always been fascinated with the notion that every single person one sees or meets has an entire life that is as vivid as ones own life, and therefore is continuously curious to meet more people and get to know them!
Liyana Shirin is a modest; amateur graphic designer. She has an eye for the smallest detail, which gives a flair to her designs. She is doing her final year of Electronics & Communication Engineering at MESCE, Kerala, India. She is a dynamic person when it comes to taking initiatives. She has received various "Best Blogger" titles for her beautiful way of depicting the art of writing.
Shivani is a blogger for Letters of Love. Her role includes writing blog articles relating to what Letters of Love does, interviewing several student ambassadors and related persons who have been the nerve centre of Letters of Love, and writing about the refugee crisis looming large.
Shivani Desai is a self- taught freelance graphic designer based out of Mumbai, India and is a recent graduate in Business Administration. After almost 3 years and 70+ clients in the design industry, she plans to have her own design studio very soon! Her aim is to be able to harness the true power of design and visual communication to make an impact on the world and ultimately the humans that reside in it. The belief that everyone has the ability to make a ripple of change starting within themselves is what makes her commited to Letters of Love and its mission.
City Coordinator Mumbai
Sanaya is a final year law student. She has seen Letters of Love through its inception and knows that intelligence and empathy will change the world (a postcard at a time). She also serves as Editor at One Future Collective, an organisation based in Bombay, building compassionate youth leadership through sustainable training programmes. She hopes to make a difference with her words: inside the courtroom and perhaps also in a classroom.
Co-founder of Seeds of Peace
Bobbie graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor’s Degree, and later went on to study Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce College. Bobbie co-founded Seeds of Peace, an organization that works closely with youth from regions of conflict to develop their interpersonal skills and transform them into leaders within their communities, and is a current Board Member and former Executive Director.Read more
Executive Director at Government to Citizen Changemakers Foundation
Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1996, he operated 6 attack submarines in various capacities. He was also part of the team which constructed India’s first indigenous nuclear propelled submarine. On promotion to the rank of Commander, he headed the Submarines’ Division in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. He was thereafter Project Coordinator of the simultaneous construction of six Scorpene submarines at the Mazagon Dock Ltd.Read more
Financial Administrator of Letters of Love
Sarah graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After college, she spent a year living in Jordan serving as a program coordinator for an arts-based education organization that held music and theater classes for Syrian, Iraqi, Sudanese, Egyptian, and Palestinian refugee children.Read more