Shakti Belway is Executive Director of the National Center for Youth Law. In this role, Shakti directs and supports the staff leading the organization's extraordinary advocacy on behalf of children, youth, families and communities.
During her career, Shakti has worked in human rights advocacy, as a civil rights attorney, policy reformer and litigator, as an educator, and as a child and youth advocate.
Shakti has a bachelor degree from Yale College in Ethics, Politics & Economics and a law degree from Stanford Law School. After law school, Shakti served as a Skadden Fellow in Mississippi.