Arpita Appannagari

Associate Director of Policy and Partnerships

Arpita Appannagari (she/her) is the Associate Director of Policy and Partnerships at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. At NIRH, Arpita supports partners in their progressive and proactive work – from policy advocacy to coalition building and beyond. Arpita also supports partners in capacity building and skills development across areas of expertise within NIRH and within the movement at large. Prior to NIRH, Arpita worked in harm reduction, person-centered advocacy, and policy change for people living with HIV, sex workers, and people who use drugs, as well as international gender-based violence and reproductive health and rights work with refugees. Arpita is from Indiana and is a Hoosier through and through. In her free time, she likes to foster dogs or otherwise hang out with animals, crochet for all her baby and animal friends, and read in parks.