Sheetal Dhir is a senior strategist with over ten years of experience in strategic communications. A battle-tested campaigner and fixer, Sheetal’s expertise lies in her social justice acumen as well as her commanding skills within the crisis communications space.
A vice president in Spitfire’s New York City office, Sheetal’s interests center around racial justice, the climate crisis, and creating rapid response infrastructure and capability for her clients. Sheetal previously held the role of senior crisis campaigner at Amnesty International USA where she led all tactical and crisis response campaigns during the first two years of the Trump administration. Before AIUSA, Sheetal spent several years at ACLU National where she moved people to action on racial justice issues through the lenses of immigration reform, mass incarceration, and prisoner’s rights. In addition to this work, Sheetal has consulted for Center for American Progress, Families for Freedom, Give Directly, Open Society Foundation, and Vocativ.
Originally a broadcast political news producer, Sheetal has produced and launched shows for ABC News, Al Jazeera, Current TV, Fusion Networks, and WGBH/NPR.
She is a graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Sheetal is a native Washingtonian based in Brooklyn, NY. An avid traveler, when Sheetal is not on the road she spends her time cooking, laughing, and hanging with her pup, Dipti Dhir.