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Sandhya Bathija

Campaign Manager, Legal Progress

Sandhya Bathija joined Legal Progress in September 2012 as the Campaign Manager. Previously, Sandhya worked in the national communications department of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she led media and communications campaigns on the organization’s federal policy work, with a specific focus on immigrant rights, voting rights, racial justice, and criminal justice.

Prior to working with the American Civil Liberties Union, Sandhya was part of the communications team at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, where she handled media inquiries, spoke to chapters on religious freedom issues, wrote for the organization’s blog, “The Wall of Separation,” and researched and reported for its monthly magazine. Sandhya has also worked as a reporter for The National Law Journal, the nation’s leading legal trade publication, and practiced law for a small civil rights firm in Detroit, Michigan, where she represented clients in police misconduct cases. Sandhya holds a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a bachelor of arts in magazine journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.