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Swapna is an Echoing Green Fellow and Equal Justice Works Emerson Fellow. Prior to law school, she 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. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2009, 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 earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2016, where she co-founded the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). As a member of the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, Swapna argued in the First Circuit on behalf of the Reid v. Donelan class of immigrants subjected to prolonged detention, and directed a Know Your Rights program for immigration detainees in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Swapna 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.
The daughter of Indian immigrants, Swapna grew up outside of Nashville, Tennessee and speaks English and Spanish.