Hersheda Patel - Atlanta
Hersheda Patel is the Data Director at ProGeorgia State Table, Georgia's progressive nonpartisan civic engagement coalition. Along with a staff of eight Women of Color, she provides nonprofits with outreach technology, civic engagement research and data, and capacity building opportunities to equip PoC led and serving organizations the resources to change public policy and build power locally.
Hersheda believes in the power of a critical and justice based approach to data and research and the application of good data can positively impact liberations oriented movement work. Hersheda is a doctoral candidate at Georgia State University, SREB doctoral scholar, and board member at Foreverfamily, Inc. Hersheda is an avid reader and enjoys dancing, weightlifting, and skating.