Before joining the DA, Shehn Datta previously worked for State Voices, where she managed democracy programs and assisted the Programs Department in research and writing. She also served for a time as the Political Coordinator at the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, where she supporting the political team in building partnerships and relationships with stakeholders and providing technical assistance to allies. Datta worked to elect President Obama in the 2008 and 2012 election cycles in North Carolina. In the intervening years, she attended the University of Oregon School of Law, focusing on international law and government services.
Shehn holds a B.A. in sociology and women’s studies from Mills College and a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. She is a proud Californian, the daughter of immigrants, one of whom is a teacher, and an aunt to two amazing but silly nephews. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she enjoys discovering new neighborhoods and reading novels in coffee shops.