Deepinder Singh has played an important role in academics, advancement, policy research and implementation in the roles of professor, academic administrator and director for numerous centers in the fields of academics and nonprofit, civil-rights advocacy. Deepinder comes to us from Madonna University in Michigan, where he was concurrently Director for the Center for Catholic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue while serving as a full-time faculty member in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department.
Deepinder has a B.A. in history and philosophy and a Masters in philosophy from Western Michigan University. His doctoral dissertation and research is in political philosophy. Deepinder has presented his research at academic conferences, held workshops at major research institutions, and has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Outside of academics, Deepinder is a United States Army Veteran and has served honorably in numerous areas of conflict. He is from Chelsea, Michigan.
Director of Government and Community Relations
Satnam leads SALDEF’s efforts to build stronger relationships in Congress and in coalition with civil rights organizations. He also coordinates the organization’s DC internship and SikhLead leadership programs. Satnam regularly works with government agencies, including DHS, FBI, Department of Education and others to address hate crimes, racial profiling, and religious accommodation.
He joined SALDEF after volunteering with the organization, including leading trainings as part of the organization’s Law Enforcement Partnership Program (LEPP) in the greater Boston area. He previously worked in the renewable energy sector, helping design and deliver solar photovoltaics across the US and Canada.
Satnam graduated from Framingham State University in Massachusetts with degrees in Business Administration and Philosophy.
Jyotswaroop joined SALDEF’s Southern California office with 10 years of experience in youth education programs, teaching, economic and social justice work. Kaur also oversees much of the community relations work including the Law Enforcement Partnership Program.
She serves on the Board of Directors of SAJE (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy) — a community based organization in South Los Angeles. Kaur graduated with her M.A. in Public Administration, Non-Profit Management and Policy degree from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and received her B.A. in English with a minor in Conflict Resolution from the University of California at Irvine.