Oona Chatterjee

Chief of Base-Building, Center for Popular Democracy


Oona Chatterjee leads the Base-Building team at the Center for Popular Democracy. She came to CPD after serving for 2 years as the Associate Director of New York City Organizing at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Prior to working to AISR, Oona served for fifteen years as Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York, an organization which she co-founded and which is one of the most respected and effective organizing groups in the country. Oona was a long-time board member and former Board Chair of the North Star Fund, a progressive NYC-based foundation and has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Reebok Human Rights Award, and the Brick Award. She is a graduate of Yale University and New York University Law School.