Vice President of Communications
Adi Raval is currently the vice president of communications at Academia.edu, one of the world’s largest Edtech platforms. Prior to this role, Adi served as a consultant for Lime and was also the head of communications and public relations at TaskRabbit. Adi was also a journalist for 12 years with the BBC and ABC News, including in Iraq, the broader Middle East and Afghanistan. He was also in charge of the BBC’s White House coverage for several years. Adi also served as the communications director for President Obama’s “Power Africa” initiative. He also was stationed in southern Afghanistan as a diplomat for the State Department. Adi has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College.