Sanjana Lakshmi

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Sanjana Lakshmi is a Paralegal at CAIR-Chicago. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Legal Studies at Northwestern University, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the prosecution of national security whistleblowers under the Espionage Act. Sanjana was involved in race and gender justice-focused activism throughout college, and served as the Co-President of International Gender Equality Movement at Northwestern. She has also interned at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and at the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute. She was drawn to work at CAIR-Chicago due to her interest in legal advocacy and non-profit work to advance the rights of marginalized communities. Sanjana plans on attending law school in the coming years and working in immigration or civil rights law. She can be reached at

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