Game Changer: Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal

   
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Pramila Jayapal was born and raised in India. She moved to the U.S. when she was 16, in search of education and opportunity. She is now a successful woman leader with an extensive background in social justice and immigration advocacy.

   
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Washington State Senate – Washington’s 37th District – Open Seat. If elected, Pramila would be the only woman of color serving in the Washington State Senate.

   
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In 2001, Pramila founded OneAmerica, Washington State’s largest immigrant advocacy organization, and she served as Executive Director for almost eleven years.

She is a Distinguished Taconic Fellow at the Center for Community Change and co-chairs We Belong Together, a national campaign to engage women in immigration reform.

In 2013, Pramila was recognized as a White House Champion of Change.

Additionally, Pramila is the author of Pilgrimage: One Woman's Return to a Changing India.

Pramila attained a BA in English from Georgetown University and MBA in Marketing and Nonprofit Management from Northwestern University.

   
       
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