photo of Ashna Khanna, an indian-descent American with long dark brown hair, oval face, bright eyes, leaning against a red brick wall


Legislative Director





Ashna Khanna joined us in September 2018 as our Legislative Director. Prior to her position at the ACLU of Virginia, she was the Civil Liberties Fellow at the ACLU of Michigan, who was in charge of community outreach and policy identification needed to improve institutions, legislation, and education throughout Michigan. In her role, she cultivated relationships by partnering across public, private, and municipal sectors in order to further public policy agenda and improve communities.

As our Legislative Director, Ashna would like to move forward a pro-active, intentional legislative agenda in collaboration with other team members in order to build power and effective change in Virginia. Additionally, she wants to continue to solidify diverse coalitions and grow grassroots presence in order to center the work around impacted communities and ensure successful policy outcomes.