Wilson Center Experts
Sandeep Bathala is a senior program associate for the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Maternal Health Initiative. She leads the planning, development and implementation of seminars, workshops and conferences, focusing on health-environment-livelihoods-population and security issues as well as the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, she was the Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program Director where her efforts included coordinating study tours to India and Ethiopia to build a strong base of support for integrated reproductive health and environmental projects supported by USAID and U.S. contributions to the UN Population Fund. She also spearheaded advocacy partnerships with family planning agencies in Albania and Mali at Planned Parenthood. Sandeep has assisted Attie & Goldwater Productions with the filming and producing of documentaries for national and international audiences on female genital cutting, family planning and maternal health in Mali. Sandeep holds a BA in sociology and women’s studies and an MSW with an administration, planning, and policy focus, both from Rutgers.