As senior associate on ReThink Media’s peace and security team, Deepika works at the intersection of politics, media, and policy. She enjoys the rare opportunity of being a communications expert who also has issue area expertise, providing strategic media advice that is deeply grounded in the issues while keeping in mind the needs of experts and groups. Deepika works with dozens of policy experts, think tanks, and advocacy organizations across a range of national security issues. Her main areas of expertise include North Korea, Iran, international nuclear weapons treaties, the US nuclear weapons arsenal, the Pentagon budget, nuclear security, and endless war. Her work ranges from rapid response crisis communications and connecting reporters with experts to providing media trainings and crafting digital strategy, all in service of making our world a safer place.
I am most excited to work on projects that… get everyday people excited or provide a “wait, what—really?!” moment.
I am looking for partners that can help me… think and learn in ways I’m not usually comfortable with.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when experts (who happened to be women) got a media hit or seized an opportunity they wouldn’t have before.
Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… are storytelling, interpersonal connections, pop culture, the arts, and incorporating visual data.