Nupur Chaudhury, CEO

As ioby’s CEO, Nupur leads ioby’s vision, planning, governance and fundraising to build on ioby’s longstanding work mobilizing neighbors with good ideas to become powerful civic leaders who plan, fund, and make positive change in their neighborhoods. She works to build a future in which our neighborhoods across the country are shaped by the powerful ideas of our neighbors. 

As a public health urbanist that looks at cities, communities and connections through a grassroots lens, Nupur has worked to support residents, communities and neighborhoods in building just and equitable spaces for over two decades. She has led coalition building efforts after Superstorm Sandy, redeveloped power structures in villages in India, and developed a citizen planning institute for public housing residents in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She was the founding Director of Neighborhood Health at New York City’s Center for Health Equity, directed the Building Healthy Communities funding initiative for the New York Health Foundation, and founded NupurSpectives, a consulting firm that centers communities for equitable change.

Nupur holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cities from Bryn Mawr College, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University, a BFree Degree from University of Orange, and is working on her Masters in Business Administration from Brown University and ie University (Spain). 

Nupur has served on the boards of University of Orange, and Center for the Living City, and as Board Chair of Made in Brownsville (now Youth Design Center). She continues to serve as a Lead Organizer for Dark Matter University.


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