Deepa came to Hollyhock in 2003 and got involved with islanders trying to save land from being clearcut and now lives part time on the island. She likes to problem solve across sectors with poor communities and policy makers across the globe, previously as Senior Advisor in the World Bank. Author of 17 books, she focuses on inequities and across gender and race. Her most recent book is called Chup which means be quiet. She continues to work with NGOs on strategy and program design issues. Deepa is a Hollyhock Board Member.