Lakshmi Sridaran, Executive Director

Lakshmi Sridaran currently serves as the Executive Director of South Asians Leading Together (SAALT). Since 2014, she was SAALT’s Director of National Policy and Advocacy where she led the organization’s external engagement and developed SAALT’s policy and legislative agenda, which primarily focuses on immigration, racial profiling, and combating hate violence. Prior to that she served as the Policy Director for The Praxis Project, a Washington D.C. based national movement support organization focused on health justice in communities of color. Before moving to D.C., Lakshmi completed six years of work in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina helping improve federal contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, institute participatory budgeting, and preserve public schools and infrastructure.

Lakshmi holds a Masters degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from The University of California, Berkeley.

To reach Lakshmi, email