Our Stories: Ameesha Sampat, Vice Chair

Ameesha became involved with Esperanza in 2016 as a mentor, then went on to read applications, become Communications Chair for Esperanza, and join Esperanza’s Board. Ameesha organizes through the Public Justice Food Project, where she strategizes and supports organizing that challenges industrial animal agriculture, while connecting communities impacted by industrial ag with attorneys seeking to use the law to support power building in marginalized communities. Prior to joining Public Justice, Ameesha managed digital strategy at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, where she implemented campaigns around Advancing Justice | AAJC’s political, grassroots, and legal advocacy work. Ameesha has also worked in digital advocacy and organizing within the immigrant and LGBTQ communities, as well as communities of color and progressive faith communities. She was selected as an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar  in 2018.