While at Berkeley, Varun focused on building tools at the intersection of technology and social impact. Varun worked with some of the top investigative journalists in the country to build tools to enable their efforts to track illicit financing. After graduating Varun, worked at Citibank helping direct private capital to build infrastructure that helped build climate resiliency in underserved areas across America. Varun is now a graduate student at Columbia University, studying how climate change affects the global south with a specific focus on the water crisis in India.