A voting rights and election lawyer with a background in government, Jyoti Jasrasaria is invested in promoting civic engagement; facilitating pathways to diverse careers; and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As an associate at Elias Law Group and Perkins Coie LLP, Jasrasaria has represented voters, nonprofits, and political committees across the country in high-stakes litigation to protect voting rights, ensure fair districts, and defend the 2020 presidential election results. Previously, she was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as well as a political appointee in the Obama Administration.
At Harvard Law School (HLS), Jasrasaria was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, served on the board of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Program, and chaired the student advisory committee to Harvard’s most recent presidential search. She spent two years as a resident tutor in Cabot House, where she also lived as an undergraduate.
At the College, Jasrasaria was co-president of Harvard Model Congress and chaired the Institute of Politics’ Women’s Initiative in Leadership. She was also an active member of the South Asian community and sang with the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones and the Collegium Musicum. She has been an alumni interviewer for Harvard College since 2013.
“The Harvard alumni community has tremendous power to be a force for good in the world. I’m eager to help make sure students and alumni alike benefit from our immense professional and personal diversity.”