Seva Gandhi, a Chicago native, has been in the field of community development as an organizer and facilitator locally and abroad, for the past 9 years. Currently she is the Director of Programs and Partnerships the Institute of Cultural Affairs, a non-profit in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Seva has spent the past few years organizing the accelerate77 project and the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network, connecting local neighborhood sustainability initiatives throughout the City of Chicago. She received her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with a focus on community organizing from the University of Michigan. Seva is a Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF) and a ToP Mentor Trainer. Seva’s facilitation and training work often intersects with anti-racism work or environmental justice work. She is currently on the board of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute and on the leadership team of Chicago Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism (CROAR), a local chapter of CrossRoads.