Anuradha Munshi is Founder, Chairman at SunDraft Energy Inc and ColorEarthGreen Inc. Born in Delhi, India, Anuradha’s family originally belongs to a well educated Kashmiri Community from Himalayan valley. Since childhood during summer vacation she visited the valley to live with her grand parents where she used to help her grandfather in their organic farm where all the produce was home grown. She was fond of hiking while her stay in valley which has kept her connected to nature. She has been inspired by her both Grandparents who were self made small business owners of bakeries and pharmacy distribution. Her grandfather never lost hope even after losing his entire business to militancy in Kashmir region finally moving back to Punjab. During her entire education her father was posted in foreign countries on various technology projects which gave her opportunity to travel to Africa giving her experience of global cultural diversity. She has been also inspired by her mother who was into natural products from Khadi clothing to natural cures. Her parents have been both United states of America and Indian citizens. Living in diverse cultural environments in France (Europe), Mozambique (Africa) and India from a very young age, Anuradha had the opportunity to learn the traditional ways these cultures have been living to utilize in building a sustainable living culture not just in United States of America but globally where our industrialization has negatively impacted our environment and making planet Earth a safe place for our future generations to live. San Francisco Bay Area has been her home town since last 12 years.
Being visually impaired since childhood has never stopped her from doing what she has been passionate about the most including professional degree in Bachelor’s of Architecture. She has dedicated most of her professional life in promoting conservation and sustainability initiatives. Her professional interests is in developing educational animation movies for children and accessibility products for disable individuals. Anuradha is passionate about researching and designing innovative products and solutions for the cities of tomorrow. She has more than 13 years of experience in design and management in the building construction and energy industry. With an aptitude to make a difference in the world Anuradha has been assisting various non-profit organizations as well as universities in the field of environment since 2010. She has been a mentor at San Jose State University’s Sustainable Mobility Systems for Silicon Valley project working on Solar Integrated pod cars, a mobility for next generation. She believes in integrating natural traditional elements with modernization, technology innovation and human centric designs to maintain sustainable economic development.
In prior roles she has been involved as program advisor for Smart Energy Enterprise Development (SEEDZ) initiative at Joint Venture Silicon Valley. She also has served as Energy Lead at Sustainable Silicon Valley where she has managed research projects and led content development team for the EcoCloud social media platform for sustainability. She has also served as a planning committee member for Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Energy Summit. For a very brief period she was a Green@Home volunteer at Acterra, promoting energy and water efficiency door to door, Sunnyvale Urban Planning Coordinator and Energy Program coordinator with Sierra Club and County of Santa Clara promoting Energy Upgrade California.
As an Architect she had the privilege to work with esteemed Architects like Revathi Kamath who promotes low cost housing to veteran Bollywood Art Director Nitin Desai. She has designed as well as managed and led multiple large-scale commercial building construction projects with Real Estate Companies and Builders including Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Anuradha’s education portfolio includes Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies program, Advanced Program Management at Stanford University, a major in Energy Management and Climate Policy, Project Management from De Anza College and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pune in India.
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