Madhavi works on Community Development Advocates of Detroit’s place-based initiatives supporting neighborhoods to develop a shared vision for their future. She has over ten years of community building experience including in resident-led community change, non-traditional community engagement strategies and popular education, working with immigrant communities in one of the world’s most diverse neighborhoods and developing workers’ cooperatives and social purpose enterprises. When she is not working, Madhavi enjoys print making, coloring outside the lines, and learning from passionate change makers. She lives in a quiet Northwest Detroit neighborhood where she can be found spending time with her family, walking her dog, and coming up with lofty ideas with her inspiring neighbors.