With over 10 years of experience practicing international law and international human rights law, Kiran Ghia has worked with underserved populations around the world and has witnessed the injustice and inequities that plague resource-poor settings. She envisions a solution where all individuals have access to basic human rights—including the fundamental right to a high-quality education. Ms. Ghia works to make this a reality through her role as Director and, until May 2016, inaugural CEO of The Leadership Foundation of India, a non-profit organization that promotes educational opportunity for girls and supports the development of Avasara Academy, a secondary school and leadership academy for adolescent girls in India. Prior to her current role, Ms. Ghia worked at a major international law firm where she represented foreign governments in US courts. In addition to her international litigation practice, Ms. Ghia has assisted numerous political asylum seekers secure legal status in the United States.
Ms Ghia holds a BA in History from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.