Avantika Krishna

Strategic Communication & Advocacy Professional in Washington, DC

Avantika Krishna

Strategic Communication & Advocacy Professional in Washington, DC

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As the Program Assistant for the Bolder Advocacy program, Avantika oversees Bolder Advocacy’s social media, blog, and HR, and develops and implements strategies, communications, and materials to promote AFJ workshops, events, and publications.

Prior to joining AFJ, Avantika served as the Director of State Business for Quorum, where she launched the start-up’s state legislative data analysis product. As an undergraduate, some of the organizations she interned for includes MALDEF, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas for Judge Orlando Garcia, the City of San Antonio, Corporate Accountability International, Project VoteSmart, and Mic.com. Avantika’s international experience includes working and researching in China, conducting fieldwork in Nicaragua, and studying comparative politics in Spain.

On her college campus, Avantika spearheaded successful campaigns on sexual assault, mental health, and expanding access to voting rights as president of her campus’ main political organization, Trinity Progressives. She brought TurboVote, a platform designed to making voting easy, to her campus, registering 24% of her campus to vote, resulting in largest percentage of students registered from 200+ TurboVote-affiliated campuses and record campus voter registration numbers. Nationally, Avantika served as the director of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, a campaign to increase federal representation of young people in government that introduced various resolutions in the U.S. Congress.

Avantika graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Human Communication and Political Science from Trinity University, where she received the Presidential Award of Excellence and was recognized for her contributions in both her majors.

Planning on attending law school, Avantika aims to pursue a career in international environmental justice and public health. When she’s not smashing the patriarchy and wandering cities for delicious food, Avantika serves as co-president for the D.C. area Trinity alumni chapter and co-chairs the Conversation Series as part of the Women’s Information Network.

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    • Trinity University