Sayu Bhojwani

Founder and President, The New American Leaders Project

Sayu Bhojwani served as New York City's first Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs and is the founder of South Asian Youth Action, a community-based organization in Queens. Since 2010, she has served as Founder and President of The New American Leaders Project, which is based in New York City. Bhojwani's work to build a more inclusive democracy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and in the New York Times. She has shared her personal journey in The National and contributes frequently to the The Huffington Post and Medium. Her TED talk focuses on the importance of immigrants to American democracy. She is currently writing a book on the challenges of creating a multiracial democracy.