Meet Niranjani Radhakrishnan
Entrepreneur, podcast host, facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker
Niranjani Radhakrishnan (or "Jani Rad") is a Director of Analytics in hospital executive operations by day and an entrepreneur by night! She is originally from Knoxville, TN but has called many places 'home' over the years, including Chapel Hill, NC and Washington DC. She currently lives, works, and plays in Memphis, TN. She has a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jani’s professional and academic background revolve around addressing health and social inequities through GIS mapping, data visualization, theatre arts, and storytelling. Jani is passionate about social justice and advocacy. She is most well-known for Co-chairing the 2017 Minority Health Conference. Two of her biggest accomplishments are 1) receiving the Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship for 2016-2017 while at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an award that recognizes students who exhibit a strong sense of activism and commitment to community health; and 2) delivering a talk at TEDx Memphis in February 2020. She has been a facilitator-trainer-speaker since 2009. Jani also provides trainings, facilitation, and professional talks. In July 2020, she launched a podcast called "What's On Your Mind?" that provides a platform for guests to share their stories. Jani has built her portfolio through her years working with interactive educational theatre groups, a university health and wellness center, career development departments, health equity focused non-profits, a social justice and human rights law firm, a training and education center for the federal government, and one of the largest healthcare systems in Memphis, TN.
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"Jani is an inspiring leader with an infectiously positive spirit. She is truly interested in other people’s stories and encourages others to move beyond the surface level and connect in a more meaningful way. Her mindset of working towards a purpose driven outcome really sets her apart in her field. She is an advocate for so many and works hard to help others find their path."
— Jen Scott