Born in Denver and raised in Zimbabwe, California, Washington, and Colorado, Trishna is ever ready to explore a new region of the world. Her upbringing in a travel happy and multicultural family led her to major in International Business and double minor in Political Science and Finance at the University of Denver along with a study abroad experience “down under” at the University of Sydney. Upon graduation she spent five weeks backpacking from Belize down to Panama after which she joined Hitachi Consulting. As a Consultant, she has spent most of her time working on and leading ERP implementation projects. At the beginning of 2016, she chose to take a leave of absence for personal and professional growth. Her leave has taken her to Cambodia, Vietnam, India, and England. She will now spend the rest of her leave as a Kiva fellow in India focusing her energy on projects that have a greater social impact. Her goal is to gain experience in a role that combines development, entrepreneurship, and business which she views as the perfect trio of her professional interests. In her personal time Trishna enjoys photography, hiking the Rocky Mountains, and watching the Denver Broncos.

Fellows Blog Posts by Trishna Patel

Aug 25, 2016 GO Global Update

Fellows are introducing old and new routines, hobbies and habits in their new environment. Here is what they are up to!
Trishna- India  
Something Old: Sticking to my Colorado roots I have continued my love for the outdoors and hiking by joining trekking...
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Jun 28, 2016 IN India

In the deep south of India there are two Kiva borrower groups that are the hot topic amongst villagers. After spending a part of my day with them, I have dubbed them the Spice Girls. Unlike Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, and Posh Spice in the 1990s, Sindhu and Uma's groups are gaining notoriety in their respective villages not for their vocal talent but for their masala powder packet business.
Uma and Group- Amudha, Uma, Thara, Thangamani
Masala is the heart of Indian cuisine, it is a medley of grounded... Continue Reading >>