Ballav has over 9 years of experience working with newly arrived immigrants, refugees and asylees. He finds working in the nonprofit sector very rewarding and enjoys outreaching and finding different ways to support the various communities in the Bay Area.

Ballav’s purpose and passion are around helping and supporting local ethnic organizations to promote and protect their culture and create a social innovation for eco-social changes.

In his spare time, Ballav enjoys playing sports, particularly soccer. He also enjoys family outings (camping and hiking). Ballav lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.