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Balpreet Kaur

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Manager of People, Values and Culture

Balpreet Kaur is the manager of people, values and culture at StriveTogether. In her role, she helps StriveTogether grow as an equity-minded, culture-first organization by creating opportunities and spaces for people to bring their authentic selves to the table and do their best work.

Balpreet is a first-generation immigrant, an educator, a community activist and an organizational psychologist with a passion for social impact, research and all things that prompt a deeper reflection on the complexities of life. She’s a firm believer that the world is held up by compassion and courage. Because of this, Balpreet has worked and volunteered extensively with nonprofit organizations across various sectors, including health care, humanitarian aid and housing to create strategies that increase organizations’ capacity to be better, think better and, ultimately, do better.

A lifelong learner, she graduated with a master’s of science in applied psychology from the University of Southern California as well as two bachelor’s degrees in international development and neuroscience from the Ohio State University. You may find her teaching, translating texts, learning languages, knitting, baking, watching psychological thrillers, or reading any and every book that strikes her brain cells.

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what is a place that shaped you, and how does it give you purpose?

Cradled between Pakistan and India is the land of the five rivers, Panjab, which I call home. Its history is violent yet hopeful; awe-inspiring yet heartbreaking. Its land has birthed many known and unknown revolutionaries who made incredible sacrifices in the face of tyranny and oppression. The legacy of that land and its people is a constant reminder that a life of principle is a noble life.

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