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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Operations: Riya Patel

WLP '17 Riya Patel is a Government Program Manager for Dcode. Dcode’s mission is to connect federal government and technology to drive commercial innovation into the federal government. There, she is dedicated to improving the jobs of service members and civilians. Riya was a 2017 scholar with a placement in the Department of Defense at the Defense Innovation Board. She holds a BA from Tufts University in International Security & Russian Language.