Ankita Patel

Director, Social Impact
Ankita Patel

Ankita Patel (she/her) is the Director of Social Impact at Panorama Global. In this role, she oversees and develops equity-minded strategies across a portfolio related to democracy, impact philanthropy, and issue-based work.

Ankita combines almost 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector to elevate the social, political and economic status of communities in our democracy and economy. Previously, Ankita served as a Senior Advisor at Tides advocacy, a pro-Black 501(c)(4) fiscal sponsorship organization to support progressive political movement leaders in implementing their political and electoral strategies. As the Senior Program Manager for Public Policy and Advocacy at Philanthropy Northwest, Ankita managed the Washington Census Equity Fund, a donor and community collaborative that closely partnered with Washington state to ensure a complete, robust and accurate count in historically undercounted communities, and advocated against the citizenship question being added to the Census questionnaire. With a strong passion to advocate for women, immigrants and people of color, Ankita served in various roles at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ankita holds a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law.

Ankita was born and raised in Zambia before moving to the U.S. She lives on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the Duwamish people, which is also known as Seattle. Ankita loves to travel, adventure, explore and discover everyday joy!

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