Nikita Perumal | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Nikita Perumal

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New Energy & Transition Organizer

Nikita grew up in Louisville and is a KFTC Organizing Apprentice at the Lexington office. Nikita is a 2016 graduate of the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po, where she received degrees in Human Rights and Political Science. After five years away, Nikita has returned to Kentucky to work on the issues she feels most passionate about, in the place she calls home, with the organization that first sparked her interest in activism. In the past, Nikita has participated in the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship for civil and human rights, organized with Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, and served as a summer organizer with the Responsible Endowments Coalition. Immediately prior to her time at KFTC, she spent a year on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, where she completed a Fulbright research grant on community participation in responses to climate change.