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Angelica Das

Senior Program Associate for Engaged Journalism

Angelica Das is a Senior Program Associate on the Public Square Team at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people As Senior Associate, Angelica leads the Engaged Journalism strategy, seeking to establish a practice of journalism that is more equitable, responsive, and relevant for all Americans. The Engaged Journalism team makes investments in organizations who are advancing, strategies that will lead to community-centered, trusted, resilient journalism locally and nationally.

Angelica joined Democracy Fund in May of 2019 after working as a consultant and Senior Associate with Dot Connector Studio, a production company that collaborates with funders, journalists, and experts to research and develop social impact media projects.

From 2010 to 2015, Angelica was associate director at the Center for Media & Social Impact Media at American University, developing resources and programming events for and about social impact media. She directed the Center’s annual Media That Matters conference, and the 2015 CMSI report “Dangers Documentaries,” helped filmmakers learn from and exercise journalistic practice to mitigate safety, security, and litigation risks in investigative storytelling. She previously also worked in communications, operations, and grantmaking with Wild Earth Allies, Machik, and National Geographic.

Angelica holds an M.A. in International Media from American University and a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Rochester.