Speaker Profile

Sandhya Bathija

Sandhya Bathija
Campaign Manager, Legal Progress
Center for American Progress

Sandhya Bathija is the campaign manager for Legal Progress, the legal policy and communications program at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Sandhya worked in the national communications department of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she led communications campaigns on the organization’s federal policy work, with a specific focus on immigrant rights, voting rights, racial justice, and criminal justice. Prior to working with the ACLU, Sandhya was part of the communications team at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, served as a reporter for The National Law Journal and practiced law for a civil rights firm in Detroit, where she represented clients in police misconduct cases. Sandhya holds a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a bachelor of arts in journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.