Asha Rangappa is an Associate Dean at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she has worked since 2005. From 2002-2005, Asha served as a Special Agent in the New York office of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. Her work involved assessing threats to national security, conducting classified investigations on suspected foreign agents and performing undercover work. She has taught National Security Law and related courses at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and the Henry C. Lee School of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven.
Asha has published articles and op-eds in India Abroad, Legal Affairs, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and Slate, and has appeared as a commentator on the Fox News Channel. She was recognized in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2008 edition of Women in the Law.
Asha graduated from Princeton University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study constitutional reform in Bogotá, Colombia. She received her law degree from Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Juan R. Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is admitted to the State Bar of New York (2003) and Connecticut (2003) and currently serves on the boards of the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut and the Connecticut chapters of the Society of Former Agents of the FBI and the National Organization for Women.