Priya Pandey is a policy analyst at CLASP focusing on cross-cutting issue areas. She supports work across the range of CLASP’s issue areas and the organization’s broad anti-poverty and racial equity agenda. Priya grew up in Queens, NY, where she started volunteering with a local community center on civil rights issues as a high school student and since then has dedicated her career to serving and empowering others. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Binghamton University. After graduating, Priya lived in Germany as a fellow of the 2018-2019 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a public diplomacy program jointly funded by Congress and the German Parliament. During her time in Germany, Priya volunteered at a local refugee asylum center, managed programming on civic engagement at the German American Center, and worked in the international affairs department for the State Ministry of Baden Württemberg. Prior to joining CLASP, Priya worked as a legislative and policy coordinator at the League of Women voters where she led the organization’s democracy reform and racial equity work. When she’s not in the office, Priya enjoys traveling and has lived in three different countries. She also loves playing video games, taking dance classes, and sharing the latest internet memes.