Meghana Bharadwaj, Deputy Communications Director
Meghana Bharadwaj is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Human Rights and Political Science. She is from St. Louis, Missouri. In her first year, she was an active member and the secretary-elect of the Cornell Democrats, where she learned about New York State and city and local politics. She is now a member of the Columbia University Democrats and is excited to serve as the Deputy Communications Director for CDNY.
Meghana first became interested in politics when she got involved in oratorical contests in high school and learned more about race and inequality in her community and beyond. She is especially passionate about children's rights and is the Founder and Executive Director of a youth-run national non-profit called Just For Kidz, which aims to support underprivileged children through grassroots advocacy and service. Through the United States Senate Youth Program, Meghana met incredible public servants like President Obama, which has only strengthened her commitment to public service and social justice. In the summer of 2017, Meghana worked a public policy intern for the National Juvenile Justice Network.
In her free time, Meghana enjoys wreaking havoc in her family group chat by posting very liberal things and calling out conservative members, playing flamenco guitar, dancing hip hop, and eating burrito bowls.