Deepti joined Da Vinci Communications to teach 12th grade English and to launch the Strategic Communications pathway course. Her goal is to help her students draw enduring connections between literature, their lives and the world around them, and equip them with the tools they need to make their voices heard and be compassionate changemakers in college and beyond. Before DVC, Deepti worked for a public relations firm in Los Angeles for several years, and spent a year in Mumbai with International Justice Mission supporting survivors of sex trafficking. Previously, she interned with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force, mentoring high school students to become advocates for human rights in their schools and communities.
Originally hailing from Orange County, Deepti holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA (Go Bruins!) in Global Studies and French, as well as a teaching credential from California State University, Northridge. When she’s not in the classroom, you can find her running along the bluffs in Santa Monica, exploring a new hiking trail with her husband, engaging in deep conversations with friends over coffee, or curled up with a good book.