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While at CC, Kishen received grants in 1995 and 1996 for two separate climbing expeditions to Alaska from the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund, an endowment that provides funding for CC students to pursue personal growth through wilderness expeditions and training. He served on the RKMF Advisory Committee from 1998-2018, where he also served as chair.
He is currently general manager of Cisco Systems’ mobility and automation business. Kishen is a frequent guest lecturer in CC’s Department of Economics and is an active advocate for CC’s climbing and entrepreneurship communities. He lives and climbs in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and three children.