I am an engineer and technologist by profession. Early in my career, I mostly found myself alone among men around the table in my industry. In 2008, I worked with the National Association of Broadcasters to create an internship program aimed at increasing BIPOC representation in technology in Media. In 2017, I co-founded an international mentorship program for women in Streaming Media. Currently I serve on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Board at PBS. I am passionate about bridging the digital divide and equitable access to technology. I am also a founding member of DeQH (Desi lgbtQ+ Helpline), the first and only National service of its kind.

I am Nandini Sen. As an immigrant and descendant of refugees, I intimately know the importance of community, of having your own village, and a sense of “home”. I am fortunate and privileged to have found my home in Washington DC and specifically Brookland. My wife and I have a dream, that unlike their mothers, our daughters will always know this city and this neighborhood as home. For them, I am invested in preserving the best of our neighborhood while positioning it for the future.


I am humbled for this opportunity to serve as your Commissioner. I am committed to helping you and in giving back to this community that I love deeply. I will listen to your concerns and share my own. I will advocate for our community and be the pipeline to bring in resources from the various city-wide agencies. I will be tireless in making and keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe for children and families; in creating a safety net for the most vulnerable, in supporting our aging neighbors, and in working with city officials to reduce gun violence.

I look forward to working with you to make our piece of this world better.