A astha Uprety joined the ERC in October 2018 and currently serves as the Research and Communications Assistant. In this role, she works across program teams to support the ERC’s mission-related work in fair housing, strategic initiatives, and accessibility rights. She is responsible for writing blog posts, managing social media channels, and providing communications and outreach support. Prior to joining the ERC, Aastha served in various policy research and communications roles. Most recently, she worked as a fellow at the Center for American Progress, where she conducted research on race and ethnicity issues. Aastha graduated from William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and an Economics minor.