2020 Voqal Fellowship Spotlight: Kedar Reddy

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Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs. It’s a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. This month we highlight one of those individuals, Kedar Reddy, and his project, Organiz.

Reddy’s project Organiz enables progressive organizers to win on social media by making social media actions easier to coordinate and crowdsource. To begin, Organiz will focus on making Twitter campaigns accessible and easy to organize.

Reddy is an anti-caste activist, game designer, and a creative technologist. He is passionate about building tools to help progressive organizers win. In the past, he co-founded PlayLoops, a short-video creation and discovery platform for social justice organizations.

Reddy has a Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media from the University of Southern California. He has worked at companies like Disney, Electronic Arts, and IDEO CoLab. He recently designed and developed a game for the Center For Story-Based Strategy as part of their online trainings to introduce users to concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We believe supporting individuals like Reddy is key to creating the more socially equitable world envisioned by Voqal. Learn more about the Voqal Fellowship and sign up to be notified when applications open for the next cohort on our fellowships page.