Deepra is a policy and operations strategist who builds inclusive and transparent programs for diverse organizations.
A Consultant at Karp Strategies, Deepra manages community and economic development initiatives and stakeholder outreach and engagement projects, working cross-sector to find creative solutions to industry-wide challenges. She uses her expertise in public policy, operations management, and urban planning to develop and manage initiatives that serve diverse needs. At the firm, Deepra manages a regional economic development and stakeholder engagement program in support of the offshore wind industry. Prior to Karp Strategies, she was the Director of Strategy and Operations at the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency and developed CYBER NYC: Inventors to Founders, a $100 M entrepreneurial ecosystem-building initiative for NYC. Deepra holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College. In her free time, Deepra is an avid reader and writer. She is particularly interested in the ethics of AI and has co-published two websites on the subject: Automating.nyc and DataCapitalism.