Meera Seshadri, MSPH, is a lead trainer for Bringing in the Bystander® College Prevention Program. Meera is based in Cambridge, MA, and has spent over a decade as a health communications specialist advocating for bodily integrity, sexual and reproductive autonomy, and equity-centered activism in communities worldwide.
Meera has worked in multiple campus settings in the United States, including Emory University's Respect Program, Georgetown University's Health Education Services, and Associate Director for Harvard University's Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response. An essential focus of her roles hasbeen to create and sustain trauma-informed and socially just 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 primary prevention 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, confronting ideological and systemic inequities and creating behavior change communication programs rooted in anti-oppression frameworks. 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.