Hi, we're the Root Network.

We’re a group of travelers drawn together by a shared belief in the importance of responsible travel. We aim to work toward a sustainable future for Pakistan’s tourism industry.
Aneeqa Ali

Aneeqa Ali

Operations & Partnerships

Avid traveler and cyclist who left her corporate career of 10 years in 2017 to start The Mad Hatters: an experiential travel company taking local and international adventure seekers to lesser-explored areas of Pakistan for a rich cultural experience.

Sara Kazi

Sara Kazi

Research & Development

Solo backpacker, Fulbright scholar, and former development professional.  She’s led community and research projects with underrepresented women and individuals with mental health challenges with organizations such as The Aurat Foundation.

Laila Rajani of Root Network in Kalash, Pakistan

Laila Rajani

Community & Heritage

With experience in qualitative research, journalism, and project management, Laila has been working through UNESCO with communities in northern Pakistan (notably the Kalasha people) on issues of socio-economic justice and cultural rights.

Alex Reynolds

Alex Reynolds

Marketing & IT

Backpacker, kulfi addict, and published author and photographer whose work has been published by BBC, Lonely Planet, and the AP. No stranger to the perils of tourism, she blogs at Lost With Purpose in the hopes of encouraging more responsible travel.

Turfah Tabish

Turfah Tabish

Strategy & Reporting

Known to disappear into nature every few months, Turfah has extensive experience as an NGO sector executive and is currently serving as COO of Visions of Science. She’s interested in working towards addressing complex social issues through multi-sector interventions.

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