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Lina Srivastava

United States
Climate Change, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Technology & Data, Human Rights
Educational materials, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Mentorship
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South Asian American
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Lina Srivastava is a strategist, advocate, and producer who catalyzes and amplifies social impact, social movements, and systems change by combining technology, culture, and art. She creates narrative-based social change initiatives with NGOs, global institutions, and independent media creators, combining field experience and direct service with skills in media and audience engagement, expertise in human-centered and community-centered design, and a focus on community leadership. She is the founder of the Center for Transformational Change, a global impact platform to cultivate community power to build just futures. She previously founded CIEL | Creative Impact and Experience Lab, an innovation studio working at the intersection of human rights, international development, and narrative strategies. A former attorney and former non-profit executive director, Lina has worked with organizations such as the ICRC, UNICEF, UNESCO, the IRC, The New Humanitarian, FilmAid, and the GenderAvenger Futures Project, and on social engagement campaigns for several award-winning documentaries and immersive media projects. Lina is a Fulbright Specialist, on the US State Department’s American Film Showcase roster, faculty-at-large in the Masters of Design for Social Innovation Program and faculty in the Masters of Products of Design Program at SVA. She has been a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellow, a recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation leadership grant, a Rockwood Institute/JustFilms Fellow, a Boehm Media Fellow, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Lina is a graduate of New York University School of Law.