How we can connect 4 billion people to the internet and save money
“The decisions we make now will impact if and how the internet reaches people who still lack connectivity. It’s up to us to do it well.”
As Tetra Tech's Vice President for International Development, Nilmini develops policy reforms to encourage infrastructure, energy, and information and communications technology development around the world. Previously, she served as Senior Advisor at the U.S House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she wrote legislation such as the Digital GAP Act to promote internet access in developing countries and the Electrify Africa law to direct U.S. support for power in Africa. Earlier, she worked as the Director of Government Relations at the Information Technology Industry Council where she led advocacy on cybersecurity policy. As a senior aide for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Nilmini built bipartisan coalitions in the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as with investors, businesses and civil society to secure passage of a ground-breaking transparency law that will allow citizens to track trillions of dollars paid by oil companies to governments. Nilmini worked at the White House's National Security Council as the Director for International Finance and the G8. She earned her MBA and her BA in Economics and Development Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.