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Veneka is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nouri. She attended Princeton University where she studied international policy and the Darden Business School where she studied entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing. With a passion for natural food, and having witnessed the transformative power of education in her own life, she co-founded Nouri to be a force for good in the snack food industry. Through her career in the philanthropy and non profit, Veneka has been inspired by her work with children in developing countries. Looking forward five years from now, she hopes Nouri will have provided meals to over 10 million of the poorest children worldwide and empowered them to pursue an education.
Jared is the Co-founder and President of Nouri but he prefers to think of himself as the chief taste-tester. His passion for "good-for-you" food and dedication to empowering others has kindled the fire for his work with Nouri. He graduated with a degree in Astrophysics from Princeton University which taught him how to remain tenacious and never give up on a goal. Jared has always loved to experiment and cook because creating delicious food is like a science experiment which requires you to be creative and innovative.
Vilas is a Senior Advisor to Nouri and an expert on bringing high social impact products to market. With years of experience as a business and legal strategist, Vilas brings a passion for social entrepreneurship and a talent for creating disruptive models for cultural and technological innovation. Vilas is a founding partner at Dhar Law, LLP, and holds degrees with honors in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Sabrina is the Community Strategist at Nouri. She has lived in three countries so far and brings a cross-cultural perspective to Nouri's work. Sabrina graduated from Princeton University with honors in Anthropology and a certificate in linguistics. Since high school, she has been an advocate for sustainable development and fair trade. Recognizing the interconnectedness of a globalized world, her aim in life is to make a difference wherever she is - starting with each Nouri bar we make!
Vance is the Regional Sales Manager of Nouri. He is interested in the applications of business and law to policy and the subsequent impact on society. While attending Princeton University, he studied Sociology and Urban Studies, fostering his passion for understanding the ways in which communities interact within themselves and across one another. This desire for reconciling the business and political realm with the needs of real people fuels his passion for Nouri's mission. He believes that through diligence and ingenuity, Nouri can and will play an important role in changing the lives of countless children.
Minah is the graphic design guru at Nouri. Currently in her final year at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Minah is excited to implement her design skills to help drive social change. She believes that the most important and rewarding thing she can do as a designer is to help solve some of society's most difficult problems. She is very grateful to be part of the Nouri family, where positive change is being made everyday and with every Nouri bar created. Minah's work has been featured in the Art Director's Club, Graphis, and Good Magazine. She has also been named Graphic Design USA's 'Top Student to Watch' for the year 2013.
Catherine is a brand ambassador at Nouri. She is an enthusiastic History major at the University of Virginia. Her interests and passions include education and allied health. Catherine often says that a “career in health will help me save the world and History will help me understand it.” She believes that education is the key to success that can be applied to all avenues of life, such as health. She is excited to be a part of the Nouri team and to spread the word about healthy living through delicious Nouri Bars.
Forrest is a brand ambassador and community tasty-morsel distribution specialist at Nouri. He frequently volunteers himself for experiments of his own design, like learning four languages at a time. Forrest operates a freelance design practice, Mutechton, which mines the intersection of art and function. He is interested in digital culture, doing more with less, carbon jiu-jitsu, crowd-sourced-everything, food systems, freedom of information, modern mobility, and massive change, but not necessarily in that order. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kym is a demo specialist at Nouri. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. Her experience covers nearly a decade in marketing and promotions for a number of different non-profit industries. This fall she will be starting her Masters in International Marketing at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. Kym has been a vegetarian the majority of her life, but occasionally enjoys a raw vegan lifestyle. A true foodie at heart, she believe that food should fun, healthy, and, just like the Nouribar, all natural.
Kimba is a brand ambassador at Nouri. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in New York. Kimba graduated from Howard University where she earned her bachelor degree in journalism with a concentration in Advertising. She is excited to be a part of the Nouri team because of its wonderful mission to feed a child in need a hot meal in school. She is passionate about organic food and believes its the best way to keep her family healthy.