Meera Seshadri, MSPH, is a curriculum development specialist and lead trainer for Bringing in the Bystander® College Prevention Program. Meera is based in Cambridge, MA, and has spent over a decade working as an activist, researcher, and public health professional to promote bodily integrity, sexual and reproductive autonomy, and adolescent sexual health for communities in the United States and India.
Meera has worked in multiple campus settings in the United States, including Emory University's Respect Program, Georgetown University's Health Education Services, and most recently as Associate Director for Harvard University's Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response. An essential focus of her roles has been to create and sustain trauma-informed, socially just, and intersectional norms, policies, and environments at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels. Prior to joining the field of campus sexual assault prevention, Meera worked internationally as a researcher, educator, and consultant with the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, the World Bank, and the Rockefeller Foundation, translating qualitative research findings into education programs that increase young people's access to, and utilization of, comprehensive sexual health resources.
Meera presently works as an independent consultant, educator, and advisor in collaboration with universities, corporations, and non-profits. She received her Master's of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in adolescent health and development and health communication, and her bachelor's in global public health and development from The George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs.