Sadia Sindhu Bio

Executive Director of the Center for Effective Government at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Sadia Sindhu is the Executive Director of the UChicago Center for Effective Government. She has served in a variety of strategic roles in the public and private sectors. Most recently, Sadia was the Director of the UChicago Civic Leadership Academy. In this role, she served as the lead strategist on all matters related to the execution, enhancement, and growth of the Civic Leadership Academy at Harris and across the University. Sadia has also worked at Rothschild Global Advisory, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Human Capital Research Corporation.

Sadia is a first-gen college graduate and the proud daughter of immigrants. She is an active member of the Chicago chapter of the Georgetown Alumni Association and is an interviewer of the Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program (AAP). In addition to her volunteer work for her alma mater, Sadia serves as a mentor for Evanston Scholars and on the national executive board of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

She holds an MS in higher education policy from Northwestern University and a BSFS in international politics from Georgetown University.