Angelica Das is an associate director on the Public Square Team at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working toward an open and just democracy. Democracy Fund makes grants in pursuit of a vibrant and diverse public square, free and fair elections, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. Angelica leads the Equitable Journalism strategy, which aims to grow and sustain journalism that more fully reflects communities, corrects persistent inequities, and responds to help individuals participate meaningfully in democracy.
Angelica joined Democracy Fund in 2019 after working as a consultant and Senior Associate with Dot Connector Studio, a production company that collaborates with funders, journalists, and experts to research and develop social impact media. She was previously associate director at the Center for Media & Social Impact Media at American University, developing resources and programming events for and about social impact media. She directed the Center’s annual Media That Matters industry conference and produced the report “Dangers Documentaries,” helping filmmakers learn from and exercise journalistic practice to mitigate safety, security, and litigation risks in investigative storytelling. She has held prior positions in communications, operations, and grantmaking with Wild Earth Allies, Machik, and National Geographic.
Angelica holds an M.A. in International Media from American University and a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Rochester.