Radhe Patel

Radhe Patel

Co-Founder and Director of External Affairs, Rikers Debate Project

Radhe Patel is a Co-founder and Director of External Affairs of the Rikers Debate Project, the largest debate education non-profit for incarcerated and justice-involved individuals in the United States. The organization was recently featured on the Samantha Bee show and has expanded from Rikers Island to correctional systems across the country. She is also a Co-founder of Women of Color for Progress, a New York City-based 527 organization focused on funding and training women of color for elected roles and other leadership positions. Radhe is currently pursuing a JD at Harvard Law School and was previously on the Health and Human Services policy team for Mayor Bill de Blasio, focusing on public hospital finance and transformation.