Anthea Jay Kamalnath

San Francisco Los Angeles & New York City

As a Franklin Fellow in the U.S. Department of State, Anthea Jay Kamalnath serves as an Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Anthea is a graduate of University College London's Faculty of Laws and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is also an alum of the University of Cambridge, Newnham College and Choate Rosemary Hall.

Prior to this, Anthea assisted several underprivileged individuals and groups. Anthea was a Special Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice in the Executive Office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. Anthea served as the first Advocacy Chair for the United States National Committee for UN Women in Los Angeles. She was on the Advisory Board for Ethics In Tech. During the height of the housing crisis, Anthea clerked for litigation teams on lawsuits concerning predatory lending and wrongful foreclosure claims. She served as "So You Think You Can Dance" salsa choreographer Alex Da Silva's human rights liaison. On behalf of a low-income artists community, Anthea successfully outed a well-known Los Angeles charity for landlord abuse and fraud. Her work encompasses issues concerning criminal justice reform, Internet freedoms, environmental protections, human trafficking, undocumented youth, labor rights, housing rights and other private matters.

Anthea has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Politics and Law and the UCL Jurisprudence Review. Her legal research in the emerging field of law and neuroeconomics was published in the Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics. Anthea is the first Choate Rosemary Hall Fellow of Rhetoric and winner of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest, alongside former President Bill Clinton.

Anthea is a former tutor for the Los Angeles Public Library's Adult Literacy Program. Her published literary works are taught at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, alongside Walt Whitman, TS Eliot, Sylvia Plath and Raymond Carver.