Humanitarian, Peace Prize winning mental health advocate, and WEF Global Futures Council Expert takes on the future of healthcare.


Global Impact


Social Entrepreneur

Actively involved with numerous social ventures, Khaliya is an investor in and head of strategic partnerships for Guardian Circle, an app that uses the power of crowdsourcing and social networks to keep individuals safe. 

She is founder of two projects currently under production: The League of Extraordinary Minds, a website that celebrates the achievements of exceptional individuals with mental conditions, and Tell Your Story, an app that uses storytelling to support rape victims.

Khaliya is on the advisory committee for NeuroLaunch, the leading accelerator for neuroscience apps. Co-executive Producer for Breadhead, an explosive documentary about the looming worldwide epidemic of diet-related neurodegenerative disease.

Vigilant Leader

Khaliya is the youngest appointed member of The World Economic Forum's Expert Advisory on the Future of Health and Healthcare. She will be participating this November in Dubai with the Global Future Councils where she will explore ways of facilitating systemic change in areas such as health, energy and infrastructure through breakthrough technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

A graduate with honors of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Khaliya was on the board of the world’s largest private development network from 2006 through 2010 – work that took her to over 30 countries as a health specialist and as part of diplomatic delegations throughout Africa and Asia. 

Prior, she was on a research team focused on infectious disease and national security at the Council on Foreign Relations and worked to negotiate lower-cost opportunistic infections drugs for YRG Care AIDS hospital in India. After receiving her B.A. with honors in European Studies and International Affairs at New York University, Khaliya worked two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria during the country’s rocky post-Communism transition period.