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Krishanti Vignarajah

Krishanti Vignarajah is the former policy director to First Lady Michelle Obama. At the White House, Vignarajah led the Let Girls Learn initiative, which brings together a number of government agencies to address the range of challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality education. Before the White House, Vignarajah served as senior advisor at the State Department under Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry. She currently serves as founder and CEO of Generation Impact, a company that helps nonprofits and advocacy organizations achieve sustainable impact.

Vignarajah graduated from Yale College, where she earned a master’s degree in political science and a B.S. in molecular biology, then studied as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, before returning to Yale Law School.