For nearly twenty years, Maitri has leveraged resources in support of global women’s rights movements through grantmaking, fundraising, and philanthropic advocacy.
Prior to joining Foundation for a Just Society, she was a senior program officer at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, where she coordinated the land and property rights initiative and oversaw grants for international women’s movements. Maitri has also served as a program officer for East Africa at American Jewish World Service, the development officer for foundation relations at the Global Fund for Women, and a policy associate at Grameen Foundation USA. She conducted research in the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations on peacekeeping and conflict resolution, and currently serves as the co-chair of the steering committees for Human Rights Funders Network and the Research Consortium on Women’s Land Rights.
A native of India and Sweden, Maitri has a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley and a MA in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.