Siddarth Nagaraj, MALD

Senior Program Specialist
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Siddarth Nagaraj, MALD

Siddarth Nagaraj serves as a Senior Program Specialist at AUCD. He helps design and implement AUCD's international programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. These include the Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) and the ADA International Fellowship Program, which advance inclusive employment and education in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Brazil and Peru. He also conducts legislative research and contributes to AUCD's work for the National Coordinating Center Postsecondary Education Policy Project, which seeks to make information about higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities more accessible online. In addition, Siddarth also monitors policy issues related to international disability rights for AUCD.

Siddarth previously served as an AUCD Disability Policy Fellow and contributed to advocacy and policy guidance on biomedical research, education and criminal justice reform. Prior to joining AUCD, he conducted research as a student into primary healthcare and child nutrition in India and shared the findings of his first study with the Indian government. He also worked for City Year, an Americorps volunteer program that sends youth into underperforming schools to mentor and tutor at-risk students. While serving as a City Year Corps Member, he taught English and Math to children at an elementary school in South Carolina. He has a strong interest in policy issues related to education, healthcare and international human rights, especially in developing countries.

Siddarth holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in Global Studies and Political Science with a minor in Hindi-Urdu from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.