Anuradha Desai


Anuradha Desai, a seasoned nonprofit executive, is a Senior Vice President for External Relations at EdVestors, a place-based nonprofit focused on improving educational outcomes for all students in Boston. In more than 30 years of her career as a nonprofit leader, Anuradha has built, managed and grown the organizations, raising millions of dollars, and developed sustaining partnerships for the nonprofits. She has served in senior leadership roles in international, national and local organizations, such as Oxfam America, Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, International Center for Conciliation, Citizen Schools, and Boston Rising. Anuradha also served on the board of regional and international organizations, including Oxfam America and Grassroots International.

Anuradha received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship. She also has a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies and Architecture from the Royal Academy of Denmark, where she was awarded the DANIDA fellowship.

Anuradha resides in Boston with her husband.