Board Member and Writer: Jenn Pamela Chowdhury


With deep roots in Bangladesh and Brooklyn, Jenn is a writer and storyteller who believes in the healing power of words in bringing communities together.

In 2017, she joined the cast of Yoni ki Raat – a New York City-based community production where South Asian/Indo Caribbean cis, trans and gender nonconforming artists share powerful and authentic stories that are often silenced and ignored.

She wrote and performed “Breathe,” a monologue about living with anxiety, at Dixon Place Theater. In fall 2017, she co-created an Aseemkala Initiative piece using Kuchipudi and spoken word  to focus on the power of voice and the healthcare system in our country. They performed their work at the International Human Rights Arts Festival this year. 

A communications strategist and nonprofit consultant, she has worked closely with founders and CEOs of leading NGOs, foundations, tech startups, corporations and nonprofit organizations in multiple countries over the past decade. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights from Barnard College and an M.S. in International Relations from NYU. 

A lover of mindfulness, philosophy, science, nature and the arts, Jenn curates a monthly newsletter called “Homecoming of the Human Spirit“. She was essential in the development of Aseemkala and is currently on sabbatical, exploring her creative spaces. We are thrilled to celebrate her founding of Dakini Reiki and Meditation. Join her and follow her at @dakini.reiki on IG and book a session with her here: