Luna Ranjit

Visiting Fellow, The New School; Founder & Former Director, Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Luna Ranjit started and led Adhikaar, a women-led and the only human rights and social justice organization building power of the Nepali-speaking immigrant and refugee communities. Regarded as an expert on emerging immigrant communities, Luna ensures that underrepresented voices, including those of Nepali-speaking women, are at the center of organizing and advocacy efforts, particularly for immigrant rights, domestic workers, nail salon workers, labor trafficking, and language justice. She has extensive experience in organizing, activism, and participatory action research in the US and South Asia. She regularly appears on print and broadcast media. Luna is also a co-founder of the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition, and serves as an advisory group member of the National Healthy Nail and Beauty Salon Alliance. Prior to Adhikaar, she worked at Andolan, APICHA, and New Voices National Fellowship Program. She holds a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College, and a master's degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University.