Suman Raghunathan

Suman Raghunathan

As Executive Director, Suman coordinates SAALT’s overall efforts to amplify diverse South Asian voices advocating for progressive change in the US. This includes developing, together with SAALT staff and Board of Directors, a vision for the organization, working closely with SAALT’s stakeholders, and expanding the resources necessary to implement that vision. Suman is a passionate and seasoned immigrant rights advocate with extensive experience on the range of issues addressed by SAALT, deep connections to South Asian communities, and relationships with key partners in the racial justice and immigrant rights movements. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Suman has a keen understanding of the issues affecting South Asian and other immigrants in the United States, and coordinated a voter registration project that registered over 100,000 new citizens in New York City. She has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, and been quoted in The Washington Post, Miami Herald, and NBC Asian America.