Chennai Team

Naga M. Reddy
Regional Manager, South
naga@avantifellows.org

Naga Reddy currently serves as Avanti’s Regional Manager of Operations in South India. Before joining Avanti, he worked at Jones Lang Lasalle. Naga graduated from IIT Roorkee in 2010. As the General Secretary of the National Service Scheme (NSS) at IIT, he led a team of 400 students to undertake various social activities including teaching and mentoring children from slums and nearby villages.

Little Jeso A.R
Program Associate, CGHSS Budha Str, Old Washermenpet, Chennai
jeso@avantifellows.org

Jeso has completed her Bachelors in Social Work from Stella Maris College and Masters in Social Work from Loyola College, Chennai. She has specialized in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and has had experience at various Government and Non- Government organizations. Jeso loves to work with children to help, guide, enhance and develop holistically.

Maria Victor
Program Associate, CGHSS MH Road, Perambur, Chennai
maria@avantifellows.org

Maria completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work from Stella Maris college in 2012, having specialized in Medical and Psychiatric social work. She holds a certificate in counseling from East West Center for Counseling. Before joining Avanti, Maria worked as a school counselor in the Center for Counseling. Her interest lies in working with children who are from various backgrounds to empower them in every facet of life.

Benjamine Charles
Careers and Alumni Associate, Chennai
benjamine@avantifellows.org

Benjamine has completed his Bachelor in English Literature from Loyola College, Chennai. He also holds a diploma degree in Event Management from Loyola Institute of Vocational Education. He has also completed a certificate course in Psychological Counseling from Christian Counseling Center, Vellore. He holds Masters Degree in Social Work from Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore.He had specialized in Medical and Psychiatric social work. Before joining Avanti Fellows he was working with an organization called Urban India Ministries, where he held the post of Program Coordinator. His area of interest is to work along with the young adults and help in shaping a better future for them.