Kavitha Sreeharsha

Co-founder and Executive Director,
Global Freedom Center

Kavitha Sreeharsha is the co-founder and executive director of the Global Freedom Center and a leader in the global movement against slavery. Her multifaceted experience as an attorney, policy maker and trainer informs the Center’s programs which seek to increase identification and prevention of human trafficking worldwide.

As a young attorney, Sreeharsha helped to create the first anti-trafficking project in Northern California where she represented trafficked persons and led policy efforts including drafting AB 22, the first California state human trafficking law.

Sreeharsha later worked at Legal Momentum where she spearheaded policy efforts and successfully drafted expansions to Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She also developed a groundbreaking initiative for law enforcement working with immigrant crime victims. She has testified before and briefed Congress and writes on immigrant women and human trafficking. Before cofounding the Center, Sreeharsha worked in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Sreeharsha has also served on several other nonprofit boards of directors. She currently sits on the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Taskforce on Human Trafficking. Sreeharsha is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Hastings College of the Law.