Indian American attorney Ramya Kasthuri from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey is vying for a position on the district’s board of education. Kasthuri says she wants to be on the frontlines as the district creates new and best practices for an inclusive school culture that respects the community’s growing diversity.
Former educator and a practicing attorney, Kasthuri said in a statement she understands the unique relationship between families, teachers and school administrators.
“I wish to apply my fresh perspective, professional expertise, and enthusiasm to the challenges our district faces – not only those that exist as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, but also the various academic, personnel and administrative ones,” she said in the statement.
“I am also a proud first generation Indian American and parent of black children (in the first and fourth grades). I believe my unique background and knowledge will provide a new perspective to the Board,” adds Kasthuri.
Kasthuri, a Princeton University alumna, says her volunteer work has given her a unique insight into the full potential of the student body. She also worked as associate general counsel at American International Group, Inc. (AIG),.
“I can collaborate with other members of the Board and the district to develop innovative and compliant solutions to the more complicated issues faced by our town,” Kasthuri contends.