As the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging Manager, Kanika is responsible for creating a culture of safety, equity, and inclusivity, both within the staff and for our youth and partners. She earned a B.A. in Psychology at San Jose State University, while also competing on the Division I varsity golf team. Kanika got an Ed.M. and M.A. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College at Columbia University. Kanika has received training in Trauma Informed Care and Gender Diversity and Inclusion. In previous professional settings, she has worked with athletes and immigrants and is very dedicated to her clinical roots along with her passion for justice and equity.
Kanika was born and raised in India, loves to cook, and needs her boxing classes for self-care! She started playing competitive golf at the age of 11 and was once ranked as high as the #2 junior golfer in India. Kanika lives with her husband, a tennis professional, and her 1-year-old son.