Richa is first generation Nepali-American, a community organizer, an advocate, friend, sister, writer, and facilitator. They strive to bring care, love, and justice to the work they do, and love to write, cook colorful dishes, and dance. Richa comes to APANO with experience in organizing with youth, carbon and renewable energy policy, and transportation policy. They are currently the Policy Director at APANO, working to empower and learn alongside APIs in our community to push for policies that bring us into a world that values people and planet over profit.