Sam (Shiv) Sharma

Sam (Shiv) Sharma


Education / Professional




University of Connecticut,(UCONN) School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major in Management (International Business)
Magna cum laude, Honors Scholar, New England Scholar (2004)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
Harvard University
Master's Candidate' 2016-17
International Education Policy
Program Senator
HGSE Student Council
Development Chair
Harvard Innovations and Ventures in Education (HIVE)
HGSE Representative & Co-Chair
Harvard Graduate Council (HGC)
Board Member:
Career Services Office Student Advisory Board (CSO-SAB)
International Education Policy Student Advisory Board (IEP-SAB)
Admissions Ambassador Program, HGSE Admissions Office

Conferences Attended at Harvard University
Think Tank on Global Education (2014)
Global Education Leadership Conference (2015)
Global Competency Webinar (2015)
Global Education Conference (2016)

  • Second highest marks in India, in Commerce in the Indian School Certificate examination (ISC)
  • Second overall rank in graduating high school class (Top 1% of class)
  • Deans list twice at Central Conn. State Univ, New Britain, CT,
  • Deans list four times at University of Connecticut
  • Honor's program at University of Connecticut (School of business)
  • University of Connecticut wrote an article on me in its paper "UConn Advance" on March 29th, 2004 about the film I produced, managed and acted in, the paper recognized this extra ordinary achievement Web link UConn Advance - March 29, 2004 - Business Student Translates Experiences Into Movie Project
  • Named " 2004 New England Scholar" by University of Connecticut for academic excellence



  • Volunteered at Camp Pacifica, a Lions club camp for hearing impaired children in the summer of 1991 in CA for two weeks, awarded a certificate of appreciation
  • Participated in Camp America, an international cultural exchange program representing India at a summer camp in CA, (50 applicants were selected from over 3000 applicants in India)
  • Managed, produced and acted in an independent feature film "Just Indian" (English) and distributed it on August 30th 2004 in North America and Europe and India
  • As the production manager led and managed the shooting of the film in a 20 day deadline in New York City, solved day to day problems with the film shooting and post production, managed profitably distribution of the film by negotiating with distributors all over North America and Europe and India, accomplished this while attending school fulltime and running my business
  • Convent educated throughout school life, graduated from Mount Saint Mary's school, Delhi a school of Brothers of Saint Patrick, headquartered in Ireland with branches all over the world including North America. Ranked #6 in India amongst All Boys Schools. Click here to know more about my School.
  • Traveled all over Western Europe, Middle East, North America extensively, enjoy and have a passion for traveling abroad and experiencing new culture and making new friends abroad
  • Enjoy camping, mountain biking, hiking & snow mobiling
  • Can speak Hindi with native fluency and conversational French & Spanish