Sandhya Bathija is the campaign manager of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she 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 this, she was a member of the communications team at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. 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 Communication