Amritha Ramalingam grew up in Northern California and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in May 2023 with a B.S. in International Politics and minors in Public Health and Sociology. During her time at Georgetown, she earned her proficiency in French and admission into Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha.
Amritha has served as a Lloyd Meeds Policy Fellow at K&L Gates in which she advised clients on congressional policies and federal regulations related to healthcare, infrastructure, energy, and foreign trade. She has also held several research assistant positions, most notably at Georgetown University’s Sociology Department where she analyzed the trends of early COVID-19 and racial justice responses by the Fortune 500, top 100 US universities, and top 100 US nonprofits.
Beyond cultivating her own interests in international law, Amritha is dedicated to supporting younger students in developing that passion as seen through her work as the former Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown International Relations Association (GIRA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting youth international relations education worldwide. Under her leadership, GIRA’s programming was able to reach over 4,000 students from over twenty countries across five continents.
At Georgetown Law, Amritha is interested in exploring her interest in global health law. Outside of her studies, Amritha serves as a District of Columbia tour guide. In her free time she enjoys needlepointing, experimenting with vegan desserts, and cultivating her DC highlights list.