The Altruists: Staff Picks

These teachers, entrepreneurs and advocates use their talents to uplift those around them.

The professional goals and altruistic drives of these three staff picks are interconnected. Their businesses support emerging markets and improve mental and physical well-being.

Jalak Jobanputra (pictured above) is a Venture Capitalist and world traveler. Jalak seeks to bring capital to the underprivileged by advocating for education and supporting emerging markets.

Michael Townsend Williams

Our second staff pick is Mindfulness and Wellbeing Coach Michael Townsend Williams. Michael specializes in minimizing individual and organization-wide stress and runs yoga retreats.


Alyssa Summers, our final pick, advocates for sustainable growth.  A corporate coach and lifestyle designer by profession, Alyssa also enjoys yoga and cooking.


Anna Lizaur is a Marketing Manager with about.me. She graduated from the University of Virginia. Anna is fluent in Spanish and can count to 100 in Chinese.