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Meghna Padmanabhan

Policy Analyst, State Initiatives

Meghna Padmanabhan provides policy insights and support for state governments improving their community supervision policies and practices in reducing recidivism. Previously, she worked at the Missouri Coalition Against Trafficking and Exploitation (MOCATE), where she tracked key legislative changes and developed relationships with legislators to advance CATE’s policy goals to decriminalize trafficked victims. She has engaged in direct service and volunteer work in many St. Louis communities, providing administrative support at a women’s safe house and mentoring youth from the Clinton-Peabody neighborhood. Meghna received her BA in sociology from Washington University in St. Louis and her MSW from the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health, with a concentration in social impact leadership and a specialization in policy. 

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