Avi Viswanathan

Avi serves as Program Director for the Nexus Community Engagement Institute (CEI) which seeks to build an equitable and just society by advancing the practice of community engagement. Avi comes to Nexus with years of professional experience working in non-profits, the public sector, and philanthropy. Prior to joining Nexus, Avi was a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow with the Bush Foundation. Avi has also held the positions of campaign director for HIRE Minnesota and field representative for US Senator Al Franken. Avi currently sits on the board of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice and previously sat on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota and the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council. Avi holds a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University, a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech, and a certificate in Decision Analysis from the London School of Economics.