Atin is the co-founder of Ellie, a virtual breastfeeding assistant for new moms. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before co-founding Ellie, Atin worked in education where he designed curriculum and services focused on financial education, entrepreneurship, and human-centered design. When not working, Atin volunteers with the non-profit, Impact NYC and sits on the board of The Creativity Foundation. For fun, Atin likes to play drums, shoot photography, and write
What causes are you most passionate about?
Healthcare, education, equitable economic opportunity, and criminal justice reform.
If you could make an improvement in the world, what would it be?
Equal access in the pursuit of knowledge. Education really is the silver bullet to many of the systemic challenges we face. The pursuit of knowledge is something that binds all humans together and we are blessed to live in a time when technology can empower us to reach new heights, individually and together. By ensuring that every person in the world has the access to knowledge, I believe we can develop solutions to the wicked problems that are mounted against us by uncovering untapped and underestimated human potential.
An article or Impact event I would recommend is…
Criminal Justice Reform. It was one of the first events I participated in as a member of Impact and it was a transformative experience for me. I was looking to join a community of people who valued objective, fact-based, and civil dialogue about difficult issues and was blown away by the perspectives we were able to bring together for an incredible conversation. As a member of Impact, I was able to meet inspiring community leaders like Tommy Safian from Refoundry and represent Impact in a collaborative effort to “ban the box”, which entailed removing the question about previous convictions on job applications. This event made clear that I had joined the right community of empathetic and thoughtful people who were resolutely determined on making our society better.