Sangita Chari

Sangita Chari oversees the Office of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion for the National Park Service and is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the agency’s national diversity and inclusion strategies. The office was formed in March 2013 as a permanent forum for integrating these principles and practices throughout the agency.  Sangita started in the NPS as the grants coordinator for the National NAGPRA program from 2008 to 2012. Prior to coming to the NPS, Sangita spent over 15 years working in museums and non-profits as a funder, program manager, technical assistance provider, grant writer, and community organizer. Sangita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Anthropology from American University and a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida. She is the co-editor of Accomplishing NAGPRA: Perspectives on the Intent, Impact, and Future of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, published in 2013.

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