I'm a technologist, storyteller, and activist from Berkeley, CA.

Tech: I used to be the founder/CEO of BookFinder.com, an early dot.com 1.0 ecommerce search service, and still one of the best resources for finding used, rare, and out-of-print books. I eventually sold my company, and it's currently a tiny little subsidiary of Amazon.com. Now I'm at UC San Francisco's Clinical & Translational Science Institute, working on research networking, open source, and open data projects.

Climate: I spent 2009-2010 traveling around the world without flying, interviewing 60+ climate activists/researchers across 3 continents as part of my Year of No Flying challenge. In 2011, I helped organize a national speaking tour on aviation and the environment, and now tweet about aviation and climate justice. I also work with Brown and Green: South Asian Americans for Climate Justice.

Community: I curate the monthly Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour (celebrating 100+ years of immigrant heritage), build youth leadership with Bay Area Solidarity Summer, and take progressive action with the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action.

Index of projects

Climate / Transportation
Technology / Open Source
South Asian American