The South Asian Times

20 September 2018 01:20 AM

Roopa Modha selected ambassador for the "Girl Rising" campaign

New York: Connecticut-based attorney Roopa Modha has recently been selected as an ambassador for the internationally renowned organization, Girl Rising, due to her commitment to charity and her focus on women’s rights. The organization’s mission is to change the way the world values the girl and is to ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation.  It is also linked with Michele Obama’s Let Girls Learn movement.

Modha is a multi-talented individual who has achieved success in a variety of disciplines from law, science, and entertainment (editor/writer/emcee/interviewer/illustrator/TV host) to fashion (model, fashion week attorney, pageant winner), dance (ballet, tap, jazz, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, folk, Bollywood), and music (lyricist, DJ). She is also an author, whose book is currently pending publication. 

Modha has had the rare honor of being commencement speaker three times - when she received her AS (Honors) in programming, BS (Honors) in health science, and JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence).

Modha has many interests, but she continues to find time for charitable causes. She singlehandedly raised $5000 to build schools in South Asia after the tsunami.  She is an accomplished speaker who has organized and moderated many panels to highlight important topics such as domestic violence and rape laws in the US and India, and ethics and diversity issues affecting South Asians. 

Due to her social activism and work, she was honored in 2014 by the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) as a woman leader who will make a difference in the world and build opportunities for others.  In 2015, Roopa was also nominated for the Connecticut South Asian Bar Association's Trailblazer Award.

Update: 21 Dec, 2015


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