Umbreen Bhatti

Umbreen is the Constance Hess Williams ’66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College. Previously, she served as Director of the KQED Lab, the Bay Area’s NPR and PBS station’s in house innovation lab. As a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, she developed and then hosted the podcast “Kaleidoscope: Reflections on Islam.” Beyond media, Umbreen has worked with universities, libraries, local government, and nonprofits to support their efforts to meet the needs of their constituents in new and exciting ways. Earlier in her career, she practiced law at the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles, the ACLU in Wilmington, Del., and Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., and taught law students as an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law.