Rupa Balasubramanian has over a decade of experience managing private family foundations in Los Angeles–facilitating the investment of millions of dollars to support organizations focused on education, women’s health, the environment, civic engagement, and civil rights at the local, state, and national levels. Her work with Barbra Streisand and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center led to the creation of the Women’s Heart Alliance, a national non-profit with a bold campaign to increase awareness of women’s heart disease and advocate for more funding on gender-specific research . She currently serves on the advisory board of the Women’s Heart Alliance in addition to serving on the board of directors for Demos, a public policy organization working to achieve social, economic, and political equity.
Rupa previously worked in crisis management at Hill & Knowlton, Inc., a leading international communications consulting firm. During the Clinton Administration, Rupa worked in the Press Secretary’s office at the White House. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her Masters degree in Public Administration with summa cum laude honors at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development. Rupa is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.