After graduating from Brown University in 2001 with a degree in English Literature, Rajeev was sent to Namje village in the eastern hills of Nepal to teach English.  The goyal-rvillage suffered from an incapacitating water shortage.  Each day beginning at 4 AM, entire families including small children walked down the steep mountainside to the river to collect water.  Many of the women made the 2-hour journey 5 to 6 times each day.  Determined to help, Rajeev traveled back home, raised nearly $50,000 from a group of Indian doctors on Long Island, and helped construct a two-stage water pumping system that supplies clean water to 800 people.

After Peace Corps, Rajeev raised over $250,000 for a new school, and water and environment projects for Nepal, travelling  back over 10 times.  He did this while in law school.

For the past 22 months, Rajeev has worked full-time to expand the Peace Corps.  He has organized thousands of RPCVs, met with hundreds of Capitol Hill staff, sought out Peace Corps champions in Congress, and conducted a campaign that will grow the Peace Corps FY 2010 budget significantly. Today, he is the coordinator of the PushforPeaceCorps.org Campaign.