Staff

The First Days Project is presented by the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA):

Executive Director
Samip Mallick is the Director of the First Days Project. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), the only organization that digitally documents, preserves, and shares stories of South Asian Americans. Working at the intersection of technology and storytelling, Mallick has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Illinois. He was previously the Director of the Ranganathan Center for Digital Information at the University of Chicago Library.

Outreach Coordinator
Spriha Dhanuka is the Outreach Coordinator of the First Days Project. Originally from Kolkata, India, her first brush with migration was to pursue a BA in History and Film & Media Studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. After stints in London, Yangon, and Bangalore, working in microfinance and public relations, she is currently working on an MA in Digital Communication Leadership from Universität Salzburg and Vrije Universiteit Brussels. She is passionate about intercultural media flows, digital culture, intersectional feminism, and anything to do with culinary cultures. You can contact her at spriha[@]firstdaysproject.org

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