Tulsi Patel leads a range of projects, including those focused on inclusive community and economic development, strategic planning, and program design.
A solutions-oriented planner, Tulsi is presently helping a national foundation pilot an equitable economic development grant program that provides technical assistance to select Southern U.S. Cities.
As part of her work with the LA Bioscience Hub, she designed and piloted the Biotech Leaders Academy summer program to provide entrepreneurship training to community college students and connect them with paid internships at start-ups. Additional clients include Trust for Public Land, Surdna Foundation, LA Metro, County of Los Angeles Regional Park and Open Space District, and South County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
She serves as a Board Member for People for Parks, a nonprofit organization that opens LAUSD schoolyards on weekends in park-poor neighborhoods. Tulsi was a 2017 New Leaders Council Institute Fellow.
Tulsi received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics and Policy from U.C. Berkeley, and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance), and camping along California’s coast.