Monali BhaktaAdvocacy Associate
Monali joined the Council in January 2021. She recently graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Political Science and English. As a student, Monali testified in the Minnesota Senate Higher Education Committee, advocating for increased funding for the State Grant program, and during her senior year served as co-president of the Gustavus Student Senate where she promoted diversity, equity and inclusion. She also has served as a congressional intern for the Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, providing assistance in constituent services on immigration and social security casework.