Isvari Maranwe is the Co-Founder and President of Dweebs Global, an international nonprofit providing free career mentorship and long-term mental health support in over 35 countries around the world. With on-the-ground teams in Nigeria, India, Colombia, Sierra Leone, and the United States, Dweebs Global is also involved in international policy, such as reducing child labor, promoting health for people with uteruses, and criminal justice reform. Isvari was inspired by her own mental health battles to help ensure that in the future, everyone has immediate access to someone who can help.
Isvari researched at CERN, Fermilab, and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and has a background in particle physics and supernova cosmology.
She is a cybersecurity and national security attorney with experience at the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Federal Communications Commission, and more. She served as an Attorney Advisor for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, for which she earned an award for Outstanding Achievement from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She was also recognized as a 2021 Out Leader in National Security. A prolific columnist and writer, Isvari has published regular columns for The Boston Globe, Medium, and LinkedIn, where she has over 300K followers. Isvari speaks six languages, is an accomplished pianist and artist, and has given two TEDx talks. Along with coauthors Nathan Maranwe and Janani Mohan, she writes contemporary fiction, and is represented by Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Isvari holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.