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Sarada Peri

is a writer and communications strategist who has helped top leaders and thinkers – from Fortune 50 CEOs to the President of the United States – inspire and persuade audiences.

She was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers, where she worked with corporate, political and nonprofit clients on speeches, op-eds, books, and message strategy.  She was also a member of the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams.

A recovering policy wonk, Sarada worked on Capitol Hill covering education and health care policy for former Senator Mary Landrieu.  She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America.

(Feel free to ask her how to pronounce her name.)