Deepika Choudhary joined the Nuclear Threat Initiative in May of 2020 and serves as a director on the Communications team. She is responsible for providing dedicated communications support and strategy to three of NTI’s program teams— Global Nuclear Policy, Materials Risk Management, and Science and Technical Affairs— while leading one of the organization’s public education campaigns.
Prior to joining NTI, Choudhary was the Program Director of the Peace and Security Collaborative at ReThink Media. There, Choudhary managed a team of communications professionals providing strategic communications counsel, media training, and messaging guidance to experts and NGOs working to advance sensible policies on nuclear weapons, the Pentagon budget, drones and targeted killing, and endless war. During this time, she also worked to advance equity, diversity, and by centering voices of experts traditionally excluded from the DC-centered national security conversation, with a particular focus on women and women of color. Choudhary is also an N Square Innovation fellow where she explored new approaches for tackling nuclear challenges.
Before spending five years at ReThink Media, Choudhary worked with the Center for International Policy’s Win Without War and Arms & Security Programs, tracking media and Congressional developments around the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iran nuclear deal, and various weapons systems.
Choudhary holds a B.A. in politics from Marymount University and is a fluent Hindi speaker.