As a student in political and social science at Michigan State University, USA, Anuttama Das found the university incapable to provide answers to the most important questions in life. Thus he chose to not complete his formal education. After exploring varied traditions ranging from Zen Buddhism to Methodism, he finally ended up in an ISKCON ashrama in Colorado in 1975. Anuttama Dasa was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan, India in 1976. Anuttama Das began serving as leader of BBT and later he became president of the Denver temple. Later he relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1993. Anuttama Das has been a member of the GBC since 2000 and his GBC assignments are all in the USA: Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He is co-GBC in West Virginia. His vision for the future of ISKCON is that it will mature and grow to be a respected and influential culture and religion around the world. Besides his GBC duties, currently serves as ISKCON’s International Director of Communications and is on the Board of the Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium.