Sheetal Dhir

Equity Fellow, Public Interest Technology

Sheetal Dhir is the Equity Fellow for the Public Interest Technology program at New America. 

A senior strategist with more than ten years of experience in advocacy, politics, and media, Sheetal most recently held the post of Senior Advisor to the President at Color Of Change. While there, she focused on being a strategic thought partner to the President in service of furthering the organization’s vision, impact, and efficiency. Before Color Of Change, Sheetal was a Vice President at Spitfire Strategies where she led the work with the Ford Foundation and New America to help launch the Public Interest Technology University Network, in addition to being a principal on accounts for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy and Policy, Citizens United for Police Reform, and the NYU Policing Project. During the first two years of the Trump administration, Sheetal led all tactical and crisis response campaigns at Amnesty International USA. Sheetal has also spent several years at ACLU National where she moved people to action on racial justice issues through the lenses of immigration reform, mass incarceration, and prisoner’s rights. In addition to this work, Sheetal has consulted for Center for American Progress, Families for Freedom, Give Directly, Open Society Foundation, and Vocativ. Originally a broadcast political news producer, Sheetal has produced and launched shows for ABC News, Al Jazeera, Current TV, Fusion Networks, and WGBH/NPR. She is a graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy (M.P.P.) at U.C. Berkeley and holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sheetal is a native Washingtonian based in Brooklyn, NY. An avid traveler, when Sheetal is not on the road she spends her time cooking, laughing, and hanging at Prospect Park.