Tara Raghuveer is the Deputy Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). Tara directs NPNA’s federal, state, and local policy and advocacy work. She led grassroots organizations, think tanks, local governments, service providers, and unions to develop a policy platform and transition memos on workforce, adult education, health, and immigration for 2016 candidates. She now oversees a campaign to coordinate progressive, pro-immigrant state and local policy. Tara also manages NPNA’s communications team, internship program, and the National Immigrant Integration Conference. With the support of a broad coalition, she developed the Community Navigator curriculum which has trained over 9,300 immigrant leaders to deliver community-driven legal services and has been adopted by cities like New York and Chicago.
Tara has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR, and Slate. She has written for TIME and VICE. Her research on eviction and poverty in Kansas City is cited in Evicted. She graduated from Harvard College, where she was the student body president. Tara is an Australian-born Indian-American immigrant who came to the US with her family in 1995 and has lived in New York, St. Louis, Iowa City, Kansas City, and Boston. She is now based in Chicago. Tara loves music and curates a music sharing email list called gr00ves on Wednesdays. She tweets @taraghuveer. You can reach her at tara@partnershipfornewameri