Pooja A. Virdee

Human Resources Director

Why I work at Everyday Democracy:

Being of service to people means a lot to me.  My Grandfather was a public servant in India, and to work with an organization that supports and gives back to communities is what makes me whole and keeps his memory alive.

What I love about what I do:
HR is my passion.  I enjoy working with staff members on all levels, and being able to help develop the people around me is rewarding.
How I got here:
With over 10 years of HR experience, it was clear early in my career that working with a non-profit meant more to me than working for a large corporation.  Growing up, I was always involved in my community as a volunteer and a mentor.  Working with Everyday Democracy gives me opportunity to bring together my career and give back to the community by way of supporting my colleagues and supporting the mission of the organization.
What I do when I’m not helping communities create change:
I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, going to the beach, being outdoors, and spending time with my family. 

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.