OUR ORGANIZATION  

ABOUT US

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the next generation of leadership from within the South Asian American community through innovative programs.

The organization was founded in August 2008 in memory of publisher and philanthropist Gopal Raju, who sponsored a program that placed over 170 students in Congressional internships over 15 years. The organization was founded by alumni of Mr. Raju's program who seek to continue his legacy and continue this vital program for the community.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
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PAST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Archita Taylor
Joy Swain

Jacob Mathai

Meera Patel

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The WLP Board of Directors are prominent members of the community who provide their wisdom and experience in support of the organization. Our current Board of Directors include:

Amy Mehta

Mathan Parasuram

Gautam Raghavan

Kapil Sharma

Moh Sharma

Jasjit Singh

Sita Sonty

Mini Timmaraju

SPONSORS
SUCCESSES

Academic Excellence

2 Rhodes Scholars

5 Truman Scholars

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© The Washington Leadership Program 2017 by Shaunak Turaga

Operations: Shikha Chivukula

WLP '15 Shikha is an Analytics Associate working on Fannie Mae's internal credit score modeling team. She has worked with several federal and state agencies as an environmental-economic consultant in Cambridge, MA, and as a student at American University. Shikha was a 2015 scholar with a placement at USAID and spent 2 years working with an immigration & gender-based violence organization. She has a BS in Economics from American University with concentrations in Finance and Int'l Relations.