Shasti Conrad is a dynamic changemaker who has built her career understanding how a new, more diverse generation thinks and operates and fighting for diversity and inclusion — from the White House and Princeton University to the private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she worked with Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi to push for radical change. In her current role, she is responsible for building and expanding the 100 Million Campaign, a youth mobilization effort to end child labor and trafficking, in the United States.
Shasti has extensive experience mobilizing people and communities in pursuit of transformative social change. She has been staff on 3 presidential campaigns and one senate campaign: National Advance for Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016; Briefings Manager for President Obama, First Lady, Vice President and Dr. Biden for the 2012 Obama Re-Election Campaign; Field Organizer for Obama for America in 2008; and Political Director for the Jim Barksdale for U.S. Senate campaign in Georgia in 2016.
As the Chief Operating Officer for a creative social impact agency in NYC, Shasti supported on-the-ground organizers pushing for change in Ferguson, LGBT rights, and immigration movements. Currently, Shasti is the State Committeewoman for the 37th Legislative District, 1st Vice Chair of the King County Democrats, and Elections Committee Co-Chair for the Washington State Democrats.
In the Obama White House, Shasti served in various capacities, including as Assistant to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, where she developed a policy portfolio on youth violence, and worked on disability rights and constituency outreach in the Office of Public Engagement.
Shasti received her Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University and her B.A. with Honors distinction from Seattle University. She lives in Seattle, WA.