Core Team

Elijah Monroe

Eli is one of the Co-Founders of the 360Plus Leadership Collective. He was part of the group that conceptualized the idea and put it into action. 2019 will be his fifth trip to India with a group of Leadership Collective learners. Eli has spent much of his career living and working in India and is a seasoned world traveler.

Having lived through several climate change-fueled disasters, including the loss of his family’s home in California to wildfire, Eli holds a firm belief that the future of the world rests in our ability to transition decision-making power to today’s youth. His professional role-models are often over a decade younger than him.

Eli holds an M.A. in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a B.A. from the Evergreen State College. He spent the last year in Cape Town, South Africa, but is now based between Mexico City and Redwood Valley, California.

Sridar Iyengar

Sridar’s passion is to work with young people and entrepreneurs. He is co-Founder of the 360Plus network focusing on providing “learning through travel” opportunities to students in the US and India.

He is an active mentor of and investor in early stage ideas and companies. He started his career with KPMG in 1968 and worked with them in the UK, US and India until he took early retirement in 2002. Post retirement he has served and continues to serve on the Boards of major companies in India. He was Past President of TiE Silicon Valley and TiE Global, one of the largest entrepreneurial networks. His interest in promoting good citizenship and governance saw him serve as President of Foundation for Democratic Reforms in India and as a governing board Member of Janaagraha Center for Citizenship and Democracy, where he co-created the www.ipaidabribe.com website.

Caitlin Ferguson

Caitlin has lived and worked across India for over five years working in the nonprofit and technology sectors. She has led and supported student groups in Nicaragua, South Africa, and India. Currently, she helps run the Leadership Collective among a number of other project management-related roles. Prior, Caitlin worked in Mumbai as a consultant to implement technologies for social impact organizations.

She was also a William J. Clinton Fellowship in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh at a social enterprise managing solid waste. She holds a BA from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Caitlin is originally from Colorado, and is happiest when in the mountains, especially if there is a dog by her side.

Support Team & Trip Leaders

Rorujorona Ferrell

Rorujorona is passionate about serving as a cultural liaison. As a social worker and educator, she has lead programs, taught, and served organizations in the US, India, and the Dominican Republic for over fifteen years. She enjoys the tranquility of the color turquoise, the leisure of quality time with friends in a good coffee shop, the adventures of a good book, and the culinary joy that is sushi.

Rorujorona holds an M.Ed. from Arcadia University (Pennsylvania), an MSW with a macro concentration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in mathematics and English from the University of Michigan. This is Rorujorona’s second year as a trip leader with the 360Plus Leadership Collective.

Ana Alí Simón Gutiérrez

Ana is from Mexico and is a biologist specialized in wildlife conservation and recently finished a Master on Climate Change & Development in South Africa. She has over 10 years of experience in research, sustainability, conservation, climate change, public policy, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Ana has worked with the private sector, non-profits, and the government, including international leadership experience in multidisciplinary teams. She like exploring the world and learning new things. Respect is what Ana values above any other thing, and she is always up for sharing a big laugh.

Cedric Nukeri

Cedric was born and bred in Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa. He works for Grassroot Soccer as a Programs Manager and is studying for Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management. He holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Management and Higher Certificate in Business Management. Cedric is married has two children.

Cedric lives by principles and rules and is very consistent and dependable. When interacting with others, he is quiet, reserved, steadily dependable, and caring in his relationships. He enjoys the process of objective analysis, with the outcome often of less importance. He is aesthetically appreciative, values quality, and enjoys art, music, and food. This is Cedric’s second year traveling with the 360Plus Leadership Collective.

India Hosts

Mohit Raj

Mohit has more than nine years of work experience in the development sector, designing, implementing and monitoring the impactful projects in the streams of education, livelihoods and youth empowerment with the focus on children, women and persons with disabilities, incarcerated youth with both social and entrepreneurial capabilities.

In 2010, Mohit with his best friend and college mate, began name ‘Turn Your Concern Into Action’ (TYCIA) Foundation with a dream of bringing 100 out of school children into mainstream education. With a limited resources and immense enthusiasm, he jumped in the ocean of development space which was never in the plan. TCYIA Foundation has grown since, and has helped facilitate numerous 360Plus programs.

He holds Post Graduation in NGO Management from Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, an MBA degree in finance and marketing from a reputed Delhi Institute, professional leadership programs with the University of Chicago and Duke University.

Tabish Bilal

Tabish graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia where he studied Human Resources Management. After a short experience in the corporate world, he quickly understood that it was the development sector that moved him. He joined TYCIA as a fellow of the Transforming Tihar program and is now in charge of Youth Empowerment.

He is currently engaged in providing learning opportunities to young national and international high school students through the 360Plus Leadership Collective. He is also engaged in APV School Project in Anjanisain Village, Uttarakhand. In his free time, he likes playing and watching football and is a Chelsea FC supporter.