Nandita Batheja

Affiliate Project Manager

Nandita is a facilitator, artist, organizer and community weaver who works across sectors, advocating for justice, liberation, and creative being. They believe imagination is crucial to change-work and that play is freedom’s underdog. Traveling between the worlds of education, nonprofits, artist residencies, grassroots organizations, and decentralized movement spaces, Nandita has followed a life-long desire to tend to these questions:

How do we build racial equity here, right now, in our relationships, actions, systems and creations? What is it to live the world we are dreaming, to every-day-it into existence? What is transformation, and how is it wound up with alchemy, healing, justice, and love?

Outside of providing program support at IISC, Nandita facilitates leadership development and conflict transformation through YES!, Equal Justice USA, InterPlay, and independently. Nandita has a B.A. in English from Williams College and a M.S. in Conflict Management & Resolution from the University of San Diego, though most of their learning has come from community, peers, elders, strangers, kids, and art. They also study and practice the somatics of living, aging, and dying to better support individuals and groups in tumultuous times. Apart from their work, Nandita loves cooking, tiny discoveries, being a nerd, and intergenerational dance parties.