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Sumit Karn

This is No Time to Close Your Heart:

A Letter From My Mother

Sumit Karn is a social entrepreneur, professional reporter, and service-focused professional with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults living in rural parts of the world with limited to no access to education, employment, and resources. India’s largest media publication house, Dainik Jagran, mentioned him as “one of the top change-makers of India” and Washington’s Herald Business Journal recognized him as one of the “Emerging Leaders of Snohomish County”.

 

A former Fulbright scholar, Sumit currently serves as the board member of Leadership Snohomish County. He has also worked and collaborated with institutions like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Water for People, Population Services International, United Way, etc. Since May 2016, he has been working with Steps Toward Independence, an agency of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, receiving the 2016 and 2018 Exceptional Work Ethic Award for his exemplary work with mentally and physically disabled youth in Snohomish County.

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"This is No Time to Close Your Heart: A Letter From My Mother"