Sonali Lappin

Sonali is an Associate at the Novus Group and MLM Strategies. She has several years of experience in Massachusetts policy analysis, communications and legislative affairs. Sonali previously served as an aide to Governor Deval L. Patrick, press secretary and communications director to State Senator Barry R. Finegold, and as Campaign Manager for a Boston City Council race. Sonali holds a B.A. in Comparative Political Science and English from Mount Holyoke College where she was both pre-law and pre-med. As President of the Indian American Forum (IAFPE), she leads a political fellowship program for Indian American youth on how to get involved in the political process. Sonali is also a classically-trained Indian dancer and dance instructor and an avid squash player.

what is your favorite part of your job?

I love being around quirky personalities (I'm pretty quirky myself) and I enjoy how the diversity of a group contributes to the strength of its work. I also enjoy working to bring my communications and arts background as well as my diverse upbringing to every project I work on in the form on technology options, diversified messaging, and long-term goal oriented thinking.

What do you like to read?

Memoirs, vignettes, and poetry. Among my favorite books are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A House on Mango Street, and Namesake which are the coming-of-age stories of young women of Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Indian origin.