Sonum Dixit has worked as Program Assistant, then Program Associate for the past 3 years at CORE Districts. Before CORE, she worked at OCA-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) and Committee of 100 (C-100) to plan events and raise awareness about issues affecting the Asian American community in Los Angeles.
She received a B.A. in Neuroscience and completed a Post Baccalaureate Program, both at Amherst College. While at Amherst, she gained extensive research experience and a passion for issues affecting women and children of color. She was a Young Leaders Institute fellow with South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and co-founded It Happens Here Amherst, an activist group and magazine addressing campus sexual assault.
After moving back to Los Angeles, she continued pursuing her passion for advocacy, specifically related to children. In 2016, she became a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and in spring/summer 2017, she mobilized fellow Asian Americans and political leaders to support SB-562, a bill that would have created single payer healthcare in California. In fall 2017, she was volunteer field director on a school board campaign in the district where she attended K-12 schooling. She also completed training with Wellstone Action Data/Analytics Camp in spring 2018 to sharpen her political/policy data skills.