Balaji holds a masters degree in social work from Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune. Before joining ECF, Balaji had interned with Pratham Education Foundation, Ayodhya Charitable Trust, Yardi CSR. Gender-based discrimination and violence is something he has always been aware of and affected by. He joined ECF to make a contribution towards the solving these serious issues. He also likes to work with youth as he thinks that’s the best way he can influence change. Balaji enjoys reading in his free time.