Hekani is the Director of YouthNet and a lawyer by profession. She has an LLM, degree from the University of San Francisco, and has trained extensively at Harvard University, American University in Washington DC, Amnesty International- San Francisco, Aspen Institute , Italy etc. She has worked both at the Supreme Court of Delhi and Delhi High Court. She returned home in Nagaland and founded YouthNet with a group of young professionals, believing in the power of ordinary people to make extraordinary change. She has been a speaker in various international conferences including Egypt, Sweden and Azerbaijan.