Smita Kolhatkar

Project Hope welcomes Smita Kolhatkar to the 2019 Boston Marathon team. Smita has completed 12 marathons in total and will be running the Boston Marathon for the first time. She is originally from Mumbai, India and currently lives in Palo Alto, California. She currently serves as the Director of Technology & Innovation for the Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School. Smita started running when she was ten years old and enjoys the spirit of freedom and discovery while running. Having grown up in a city where she saw a lot of poverty, she was immediately drawn to Project Hope’s mission. Besides running, she enjoys photography, hiking, reading, and writing.

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