Krishanti Vignarajah – marched in D.C. this past week-end. Krishanti served as the Director of Policy for Michelle Obama and launched the Let Girl’s Learn campaign.
“I was born in Sri Lanka and my family and I were planning to move to Nigeria. My parents had already bought the plane tickets. And then, fortunately their green cards came through and we moved to the United States. If we had moved to Nigeria, I would have lived in the region of Boko Haram. Here, I could become anything I wanted. This made the Let Girls Learn campaign very personal for me. It helped me have the empathy and determination to be a champion of women’s education.”