Padma C. Seemangal

Director, Communications & Public Affairs

Padma is an experienced policy and communications strategist in the public and nonprofit sectors. Her career is founded in grassroots activism with a commitment to gender, economic, and racial justice for marginalized communities.

Prior to joining GSG, Padma served as Senior Advisor to New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. She has also worked as a strategic policy consultant for the NYC Public Advocate and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as a New York City Council Member.

She has been featured in City & State’s 2018 “Manhattan Watch List” and was named a 2018 Empire State Fellow.

Padma earned B.A. degrees in English Literary Studies and Government from St. Lawrence University and an M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis & Management from the Milano School for International Affairs at The New School.