Priyal Bhatt is a Program Assistant with the Tech Innovation team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that supports citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. At NDI, Priyal supports civic technology programs, human centered design initiatives, and DemTools–a suite of localized, open-source democracy tools for NDI partners.
Priyal has previously worked on governance issues in the Asia-Pacific region for the Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law teams at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. Most recently, she served as a graduate student consultant for Transparency International to examine the potential of technology to help women combat land corruption in Uganda. Priyal has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.