As a Senior Strategist, Menaka balances a seasoned understanding of the nonprofit sector with the instincts of a storyteller.
Her early career at WITNESS, a human rights organization, taught her the power of strategic, trauma-informed communications. Since then, Menaka has worked with several nonprofits in development, communications, and outreach roles. She also spent several years as a volunteer advocate for sexual violence programs in Missouri and Ohio. Most recently, Menaka led the community education program at Asian Family Support Services of Austin where she provided outreach to immigrant communities around domestic and sexual violence issues while advocating for immigrant survivors at a systems level.
Menaka holds a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Film and Television degree from New York University.