Uma Viswanathan is Executive Director of New Pluralists, a collaborative of funders and field leaders advancing pluralism in American culture to heal social divisions - so we can honor human dignity, repair harm, foster empathy, and widen our circle of human concern. Uma was previously a Senior Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Program Officer of Racial Equity and Community Engagement at W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Prior to entering philanthropy, she was Director of Leadership Development at Urban Habitat, developing Bay Area social justice leaders to join strategic local boards and commissions. She founded Nouvelle Vie Haiti, a network of 300+ young Haitian leaders who empower their communities to manage trauma, increase food security, and develop healthier sexual relationships. Uma is a certified meditation and breathwork instructor with Art of Living, and received a BA in psychology and an MA in the history of science from Harvard University.