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Swapna is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). Since its founding, ASAP has prevented the imminent deportation of more than 400 asylum seekers and provided community education to thousands of asylum seekers online. Swapna’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, TIME Magazine, and Chicago Tribune. She is an Echoing Green Fellow and a recipient of the 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize.
Swapna earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she co-founded ASAP and participated in the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. She has experience providing civil rights and immigration legal services at Brooklyn Defender Services, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and Ross Silverman LLP.
Prior to law school, Swapna conducted technical and empirical research for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Indianapolis Colts, and TERC, an educational research nonprofit. Swapna graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and minor in Economics. A John Harvard Scholar, her thesis research was published in Artificial Intelligence.
Swapna is the daughter of Indian immigrants, and grew up outside of Nashville, Tennessee.