Message from Special Envoy
My passion is promoting educational partnerships and governance between India and the United States, in particular the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. I have been very fortunate in my life experiences; my sincere desire is to share some of that good fortune with others.
After completing high school in my native India, I studied at the University of Pennsylvania where I earned an MBA then continued to live in the U.S. for a number of years. As I fell increasingly in love with Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, I became determined to give something back that would forge stronger connections between my adopted city/state and my beloved home country of India.
Through participation in multiple internships, opportunities presented themselves to meet key people in government. The Mayor of Philadelphia, at that time the Honorable Michael A. Nutter, appointed me as a Special Ambassador from Philadelphia to India with a focus on increasing leadership, tourism, commerce, and educational ties. That role quickly evolved and expanded into my present appointment as Special Envoy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the only U.S. state to have such a special relationship with India.
Through the hard work and dedication of many, after several years the Pennsylvania Global Education HUB was launched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTRtiZsLTJ8 Penn HUB seeks to foster deep, cohesive, lasting bonds that will facilitate the achievement of common educational and economic goals as well as greater mutual understanding and cooperation between the U.S. and India. Promoting educational partnerships is a win-win for both Pennsylvania and India.
Residing again in my native India, I absolutely love my work as Special Envoy. I hope you take advantage of educational opportunities that come your way through Penn HUB or elsewhere. More importantly, as your own education and life path progresses, I hope you find a similar passion and drive and that you end up pursuing something you love wholeheartedly!
Ms. Kanika Choudhary
Special Envoy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania