Rachana Bhide is a 22-year organizational psychologist and elephant welfare activist.


Rachana is most committed to keeping elephants out of captivity; this includes zoos, circuses, riding camps, elephant bathing experiences, painting and logging.


Rachana uses a positive psychology-inspired approach to activism, by infusing storytelling and imagination into a world where animals and humans peacefully coexist. She authors two projects, Fonty Tales and The Positive Pachyderm, offering audiences a unique approach to understanding animal activism.


She is a former broadcaster for Bloomberg Live & Bloomberg Radio, and lives in New York City.