Sarada Peri is a writer and communications strategist who has helped top leaders and thinkers – from Fortune 50 CEOs to the President of the United States – inspire and persuade audiences.
She was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers, where she worked with corporate, political and nonprofit clients on speeches, op-eds, books, and message strategy. She was also a member of the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams. Today, she runs her own speechwriting and strategy practice.
A recovering policy wonk, Sarada worked on Capitol Hill covering education and health care policy for former Senator Mary Landrieu. She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America. Sarada holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.