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Kokila Doshi Biography
JAINA Executive Committee 2015-2017 || JAINA Executive Committee 2013-2015
Kokila Doshi
West - Regional VP (States: AK,CA,HI,ID,MT,NV,OR,WA,WY)
"My goal is to strengthen JAINA and regional centers through education, outreach and creating awareness about non-violence, compassion and mutual respect. "






Education :Ph. D. in Economics, University of Rochester

Occupation : Professor of Economics

Member Association : Jain Society of San Diego

Goals
  • My goal is to strengthen JAINA and regional centers through education, outreach and creating awareness about non-violence, compassion and mutual respect.
  • Leveraging my leadership, passion and educational background, my vision is to contribute to JAINA’s education projects, to spread Jain values among Jains and non-Jains through a potential Jain Studies Institute and through continued work with Young Jains of America and young entrepreneurs.
Accomplishments
  • Served as JAINA director in the past and present for a total of 8 years
  • Served Jain communities through presentations at JAINA, YJA conventions and at San Diego-area colleges
  • Led interfaith seminars and workshops for the local community
  • Published articles in JAINA and YJA publications
  • Received the JAINA Recognition Award for my leadership in promoting Jain values (1995)
  • Received an Educator of the Year Award from the Federation of Indian Associations in recognition of my services to the San Diego community service.
  • Founded pathshala in San Diego and directed its educational and cultural activities for more than 10 years.
  • Teaching adult pathshala
  • Recently, taught a course in Jainism at San Diego State University.
  • Serving on the Jain Society of San Diego’s Derasar and Religious Complex Committee
  • Prior experience includes being one of the founding executive members of the Jain Society of Rochester where I also served as President for two years.
Professional Accomplishments
  • Contribute to the mission of the Center for Peace and Commerce.
  • Nominated as an Ashoka - U Changemaker Faculty for my leadership in changemaking initiatives and research on poverty and social entrepreneurship.
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