Chhandasi Pandya Patel

Program Officer, Education and Human Rights

Chhandasi Pandya Patel is a program officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation, where she focuses on child policy and on immigrant communities, including young children of immigrants, and undocumented communities. Her prior experience includes demographic and policy research on immigrant issues at the Migration Policy Institute and federal program evaluation at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and completed her undergraduate work in journalism and economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Chhandasi joined the Heising-Simons Foundation in 2013.

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