29 July 2014

Priya Haji

Two weeks ago I had some very sad news. Priya Haji, the amazing and inspiring cousin of my best friend Sheila Hall, passed away at age 44. She was the co-founder of Save-up, a website to help people pay down debt. Before that she co-founded World of Good, a retail company that sold goods made by artisans around the world and promoted fair trade. While in college she co-founded a community recovery center in East Palo Alto called Free At Last.

Fast company did a great article on Priya.

Here you can read Priya's obituary on techcrunch.com.

Here you can watch Van Jones give a tribute to Priya at a celebration of her life.

Priya was always so fun to be around; she worked so hard and embraced everything so fully. She will live on in all of us if we try to be just a little less hesitant and jump in feet first to helping the people around us.