The Kaur Foundation Team
Dr. Pritpal Kaur Ahluwalia
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Dr. Pritpal Kaur Ahluwalia joined the Kaur Foundation after moving to America from the UK. She holds a PhD in Sikh Studies from the University of Birmingham’s Department of Theology and Religion, and a B.A. in History from King’s College, University of London.
Passionate about the need for Sikh values to have an ongoing presence in the education system, she is excited to become a part of the Kaur Foundation team.
Meet The KF Board
Guninder Kaur is currently Director, Bureau Operations in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
She has two kids in college and a supportive husband, Jagjit Singh, who volunteers as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Guninder believes that education is the key to bringing about positive social change.
Lubeena Bindra is a Business Analyst by profession with many years of experience in the IT field. She is based in Houston and believes deeply in the power of education to create social change.
She is the mother of two young boys and through their experiences has witnessed the positive impact of cultural literacy education in the classroom.
Jessie Floura earned her Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business from the University of Toronto. She has worked in the fields of project management and training with consulting firms. Jessie currently manages a team of 25 technical specialists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. She is passionate about ensuring teachers are prepared to handle today’s diverse classrooms.
Jessi Kaur taught English Literature at a Delhi University college before moving to California where she is a Human Resources Consultant for high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley. She is the founder of IGS NOW a non-profit spiritual organization that is committed to working in and towards global synergy, on the board of Kaur Foundation. She is serving her second term as a Fine Arts Commissioner for the city of Cupertino, California.
Mirin Phool, co-founder, and President of Kaur Foundation & drives the vision behind Kaur Foundation. She is passionate about civil rights and creating inclusive and safe educational environments for all students. She has helped design and develop engaging educational tools for classroom learning, delivered through school curriculum, that promote a better understanding of America’s diverse communities.
Nina Lamba is committed to supporting Kaur Foundation and its mission to improve awareness and acceptance of the Sikh community.
She believes that understanding and accepting similarities and differences, whether they are cultural, generational or socioeconomic, is essential for successfully building a stronger and more peaceful world.
Ravinder Birgi is a Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance for the Alqimi Group of companies. In this role, Ravinder is responsible for all of Alqimi’s accounting and financial activities.She oversees all daily financial operations including cash management, financial reporting, budgeting and is responsible for maintaining partnerships with banking, investment, insurance and financial auditing firms. Ravinder believes in the impact of diversity education to help foster more inclusive educational environments.
Reshma Singh currently serves as Program Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Center for Building Energy Research and Development (CBERD). She brings 10+ years of experience advancing cleantech innovation at the intersection of design and technology. Reshma enjoys mentoring in STEM and is on the Advisory Council for the international TechWomen program. She is a recipient of Harvard University’s Community Service Fellowship award. She has taught graduate seminars on architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and on sustainable technology and communities at the University of California, Berkeley.