Uma Rao, Devi Consults

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Uma Rao has been passionate about anti violence and social justice movements since she was young. She has been working in the nonprofit sector for almost 20 years. Her roles have been to organize communities, create community based art, serve on boards, and raise funds mostly within and for communities of color. Throughout her career, she has been able to help create a new model for democratic philanthropy, help pass marriage equality in WA state, help create partnerships between the tech sector and public education to excel students of color, and to help innovate community based advocacy models for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. She founded Devi Consults*, where she currently consults with nonprofits to create strategic vision and to equip leaders with the skills they need to grow their organizations. Uma also currently serves on the board for Social Justice Fund NW and is the current board president for Surge Reproductive Justice. She considers herself a lifelong learner and some of her favorite things to do include obsessing over her dog, finding the best french fries, and playing out her rock star fantasies through karaoke.