Senior Program Officer
Meghna oversees the foundation’s efforts to develop and strengthen systems of support for under-resourced communities; her work includes civic engagement, immigration, domestic violence, and hate incidents/crimes among other emerging issues. She has extensive experience addressing complex social justice issues through broad cross-sectoral collaboratives. Prior to joining Houston Endowment in 2010, Meghna provided operational and clinical leadership at Daya, an organization working with South Asian survivors of domestic violence in Houston. Her previous experience includes work across a range of issues in the field of international development, including gender equality, immigrant rights, and affordable housing. Meghna has an undergraduate degree in economics from Delhi University, India, and a graduate degree in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India; she is a licensed social worker in the state of Texas. Originally from India, Meghna has called Houston her home since 2003. In her spare time, she loves exploring Houston, traveling to less-touristy places and spending time with her husband and two sons.