Urmila Janardan

Policy Analyst

urmila@upturn.org @urmilajanardan
Areas of focus Jobs and Hiring Policing

Led by curiosity. Equal parts goofy and intense. Avid gardener and biker.

Urmila Janardan is a policy analyst at Upturn. They co-authored Upturn’s recent reports on law enforcement use of mobile device forensic tools and the online hiring processes of large hourly employers. Urmila wrote their senior capstone on the potential for racial discrimination in online targeted advertising, which informed and strengthened their interest in dismantling technology-enabled systems that marginalize and oppress.

Urmila joined Upturn after graduating from the Minerva Schools with a B.S. in Statistics. They like making zines and climbing rocks in their free time.