Maruthi Education Consulting’s founder, Murali Balaji, Ph.D., is a former award-winning journalist and academic with nearly 20 years of experience. He has worked with nonprofits, corporations, and other institutions to provide comprehensive strategies and implementation plans for diversity. Dr. Balaji previously served as the education director for the Hindu American Foundation, where he was recognized as a national leader in cultural competency and religious literacy. He has also been a professor at Temple University and Lincoln University, where he chaired the mass communication department. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.