Please join Deven and Anya from September 4–6, 2016 as we celebrate our wedding in France.
Photography by Julia Robbs
Deven Chopra was born in Mumbai and spent much of his life in Hong Kong, moving to Paris at the age of 18 to study fine art at the École des Beaux-Arts. His work is known for blurring the line between technology and art and has been selected for display at exhibitions in Paris, Shanghai, and New York.
Anya Pillai grew up in the Bay Area, spending much of her childhood in Palo Alto and Cupertino. She studied at Harvard and worked in New York for two years before going to get her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore. Today, she works as an associate at Washburne Ventures in London.
We met in 2009, at a backpacker hostel in Amsterdam. We hit it off immediately, bonding over our love of Gauguin and jazz. We had a magical time together in France during Anya's first year at grad school, and we both knew it was time. We were engaged in March 2014, and now we're getting married!
The first shock to the system for all of us is that trafficking is happening locally and the survivors are our own local young men and women…
In 2018 the SB Coalition for Freedom was able to launch its working groups advocating in their work advocating for survivors across SB County.
How to register your team for the SAFE At Home Kickball Tournament!
Our hope is that a decision making body will give new life to these working groups so that they can go out and effect change “on the ground”...
If you had told me at the outset that a large part of our work would involve Santa Barbara’s Yoga community, I would have been skeptical...
As we go full steam ahead into July, there is much to report about the happenings of the Community Collaborative.
This past month Uffizi had the opportunity to spend the week with a number of Westmont Faculty as they sought to engage with various populations and issues within our city.
In the midst of celebrating milestones, the Exploitation Prevention initiative is quickly turning back to the drawing board to think about next steps.
As we look ahead and close out April, we can confidently say that these two months were both full and exciting.