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Deepika Vardhan Sharma

Deepika Vardhan Sharma (Dee) brings three decades of experience in business journalism, marketing, and education. Currently responsible for program design and communications at IGF, she was formerly the Director of Marketing and Curation at INK. Dee’s career began in business journalism at The Economic Times in New Delhi, India. In the U.S., she transitioned to marketing, holding strategic roles at NAVAJO Company, a boutique agency with mega-star clients in Silicon Valley. Dee established and became the managing editor for the company’s corporate publications division.

Driven by the belief that education shapes the future and stories inspire its architects, Dee reinvented herself as an educator in Taipei, Taiwan. At Taipei American School, she taught English, Economics, and International Relations, designing innovative curricula emphasizing student agency and choice. A lifelong learner, Dee holds master’s degrees in education and economics, with certifications from Stanford and Columbia Universities. Having lived in the U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India, she strongly believes in fostering inclusive communities.

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