Sumeet Bal is the Director of Communications at Public Advocates where she provides strategy and leadership to the organization’s narrative and storytelling work in the context of policy advocacy and litigation. Sumeet guides PA’s communications vision to uplift community voices to show the impact of injustice.
With over two decades of experience in media and nonprofit, Sumeet is passionate about telling stories, inspiring change, and pushing her potential to get the job done. Before coming to PA, Sumeet led communications strategy and groundbreaking research on messaging for immigrant rights movement building at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC). She was a notable leader on the team responsible for media outreach for the first-ever Sikh American float in the Rose Bowl Parade. Sumeet began her career in journalism at Entertainment Weekly. Mentored by top editors from Time, Inc. and The New York Times, and producers from The Today Show, ABC, and CBS, Sumeet has covered hard news, culture, and fashion for print and broadcast media.
Sumeet earned an M.S. in Broadcasting, in 2000, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in Religion and Political Science from Duke University in 1997.