Mallika Kaur is an author, lawyer, educator and community organizer who focuses on human rights with a specialization in gender and minority issues. For 22 years now, Mallika has directly worked with victim-survivors of gender-based violence—as an emergency room crisis counselor, attorney, and expert witness. Mallika is the co-founder and Executive Director (as of 2021) of Sikh Family Center, the only organization focused on gender-based violence and trauma-recovery in the Sikh community in the U.S. Mallika received her MPP from the Kennedy School at Harvard and JD from UC Berkeley Law School, where she currently directs the DV Feld Placement Program and teaches skills-based and experiential social justice classes including the course Mallika created on “Negotiating Trauma.”