Shanti Mathew

Deputy Director, Public Policy Lab



Shanti is a strategist who believes in the power of government to help people build better lives. As deputy director of the Public Policy Lab, Shanti partners with government to incorporate communities in policy design, transform service systems to be more equitable and effective, and pilot new social programs. She has led work with the NYC Administration of Children's Services, the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Homeless Services, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, among many other public-interest organizations. 

Shanti serves with the Alumni Association Executive Committee for Choate Rosemary Hall, the Brooklyn Public Library Eagles Leadership Committee, and the Young Professionals Advisory Board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC.

MA in Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
BA in Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Design For Public Policy