Neha Singh GohilCommunications Officer in Education William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Neha Singh Gohil is the Communications Officer in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She helps education grantees, community partners, and co-funders develop collaborative communications strategies. Neha previously led the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Informed Communities Initiative. In that role, she partnered with SVCF’s education team to experiment with different ways to fill parents’ information gaps regarding California’s Common Core State Standards.
Neha’s prior experience blends strategic communications, journalism and policy advocacy, with a strong focus on social justice and civil liberties. She served as Western Region Director for the Sikh Coalition, spearheading policy advocacy and legislative initiatives. She went on to create the content marketing arm of Prialto, a personal productivity startup in the Bay Area. Neha began her career as an attorney at Allen & Overy LLP, where she advocated for corporate and pro bono clients, including 11 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
Neha holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a M.Sc. from Columbia Journalism School. Her writing has been published in a variety of outlets, including The New York Timesand The American Prospect. She is a co-author of “Civil Rights in Wartime: The Post-9/11 Sikh Experience.”
Keywords: Education philanthropy, Public education, Teacher workforce