Maya Hernandez


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Maya is a recent graduate from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where she studied Sociology. She is passionate about social justice, education, and community advocacy work. Most of her experience working with disadvantaged communities reminds her that if you are free it is your duty to help free others. Maya looks forward to working with Sadhana to promote the freedom of all people!

Urmila Kutikkad

communications fellow

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Urmila is a 2018 graduate from Carleton College with majors in International Relations and Russian, as well as a minor in Middle East Studies. They are grateful and excited to currently be working for a prison abolition/restorative justice NGO in Bangalore as well as for Sadhana as a Communications Fellow. Urmila hopes to eventually pursue divinity school with a thousand-pronged “focus” on grief, body, and ritual as they play out in the spheres of gender/sexuality, liberation theology, and South Asian studies. Their favorite place to be is on the verandah of their ammamma’s home in Kozhikode during the monsoons, and they love the poet Carl Phillips.

Karen Sonilal

Organizing fellow


Trinidadian-born, queer feminist. Studies Architectural Technology at The New York City College of Technology. Karen serves as a co-chair of the Grassroots Action Team at Jahajee Sisters and supports their efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Indo-Caribbean community. As a student of Vedanta and an environmentalist, she hopes to serve her community and continue to promote eco-friendly ways of worship with her time at Sadhana.