Reshma Shamasunder

Reshma Shamasunder has served as executive director of the California Immigrant Policy Center since 2003. Under her leadership, CIPC has helped to advance several successful campaigns at the state level, including preserving important health and human service programs, supporting survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, stalling abusive employment verification practices, and furthering important immigrant integration efforts. She previously served as co-chair of the South Asian Network in Los Angeles. Shamasunder was most recently an inaugural fellow with the Rockwood Fellowship for a New California, a leadership program for California’s immigrant rights leaders. She was previously director of benefits policy and government affairs at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, and also worked for several years on child labor issues in India. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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