Senior Talent & Operations Lead
Rika is IDEO.org's Senior Talent and Operations Lead.
She’s passionate about bringing human-centered design to the social sector and thinking about how effective systems and processes help make a program run smoothly while creating impact. Rika has also served as coordinator for IDEO.org’s Amplify program, a five-year effort funded by the UK Department for International Development to make international aid more collaborative and human-centered.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Rika worked for a mission-driven, educational farm where she worked to connect marginalized youth to agriculture. She also spent time working to launch a clean water initiative with WaterHealth International in Hyderabad, India. Rika holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Colorado College, where she was the captain for the Division 1 women’s soccer team and spent her free time adventuring in the great outdoors.