Episode: Interview with Kuntal Joisher [Season 8, Episode 8]
Author: Alexia Anastasio
Date: 10/31/2016 4:00pm PST
Kuntal Joisher combines the distinction of being both an accomplished mountaineer and a high-end, computer science professional. He is an alumnus of Vivekanand Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles. His insatiable passion for mountaineering has led him to climb mountain ranges across the world, including the Western Ghats, the Northern Ice cap in Chile, and the Nepalese and Indian Himalaya. Joisher is the first Indian Gujarati and first Vegan in the world to stand on the very top of Mt. Everest, and the only Gujarati in the world to have climbed two 8000 meter mountains. He is also a respected photographer, and his work has been published in National Geographic, BBC Earth, Space.com, Himalayan Journal, The Outdoor Journal, and several other newspapers and magazines across the world. In addition to his dedication to climbing, Joisher is passionate about two causes: raising awareness about the disease of Dementia, and spreading the message of veganism and vegetarianism.
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Alexia Anastasio is an award-winning filmmaker and coach. She has produced 8 independent feature films and directed 4 films. Her work includes the documentaries “Adventures in Plymptoons!,” about Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton, and “Ginger Girls: The Secret Lives of Redheads.” Her priorities in life are to have fun and to inspire creative minds to live their art lives to their fullest. She is a co-founder of Tree of Love Studios.