Poornima is currently Programme Associate at Samvada. In her current role she designs and executes programmes within the Youth Resource Centre; is involved in national-level Youth Work Promotion and network building; conducts sessions at Baduku Community College and participates in Samvada’s research efforts. Her interest in participatory and creative pedagogies is what brought her to Samvada. With a Master’s in Women Studies from TISS, Mumbai, her interests lie in gender, sexuality, development and cultural studies. Poornima is also an active member of the Urban Folk Project (UFP). Her curiosity for the performing arts has led her to take up the chowdki and other instruments as part of UFP’s work. She is also in the organising committee of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF). When not at work you will often find her strumming the ukulele or experimenting with sketching and photography!