Isha Tendolkar

Program Coordinator: Policy Advocacy

Isha is the Program Coordinator for Policy Advocacy at AVAC, primarily responsible for overseeing and coordinating operations of COMPASS Africa. In this role, she supports the management of coalition sub-granting, communications, community engagement, strategic plan development, implementation, and evaluation. She serves as the primary point of contact and resource archivist for COMPASS Africa advocacy activities, campaigns, and partnerships. 

Prior to joining AVAC, Isha was a program associate supporting doctoral research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences advancing knowledge about US Indigenous or non-US cultures and societies, where she managed the grants of over 60 research fellows.

Isha joined AVAC in 2021 and brings with her more than two years of experience in non-profit grants management and community organizing in support of clean water legislation, environmental justice, and health equity. Isha holds a BS in public health specializing in health disparities from Rutgers University and a Master’s Certificate in health and human rights from New York University.