Sinthu (she/her/hers) is the Illinois Early Childhood Policy Manager, leading the work of Illinois' Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellows. Sinthu previously worked at Illinois for Educational Equity on its Regional Strategy Team and at Empower Illinois as Senior Policy Associate. Prior to that, she taught preschool in the West Austin neighborhood. Her experience in the classroom inspired her to explore ways to tackle inequity in education.
Sinthu earned her BA from Wake Forest University in Politics and International Affairs.