Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava is a strategist who catalyzes and amplifies social impact, social movements, and systems change by combining advocacy, technology, culture, art, and storytelling. She creates narrative-based social change initiatives with NGOs, global institutions, and independent media creators, combining field experience and direct service with skills in media and audience engagement, expertise in human-centered and community-centered design, and a focus on community leadership. She is the founder of the Center for Transformational Change, a global impact platform to cultivate community power to build just futures. She previously founded CIEL | Creative Impact and Experience Lab, an innovation studio working at the intersection of human rights, international development, and narrative strategies. A former attorney and former non-profit executive director, Lina has worked with organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Bank, the International Rescue Committee, and FilmAid, and on social engagement campaigns for several award-winning documentaries and immersive media projects. She served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the GenderAvenger Futures Project and as Impact Strategist for XMAP: In Plain Sight. Lina is a Fulbright Specialist, on the US State Department’s American Film Showcase roster, faculty-at-large in the Masters of Design for Social Innovation and SVA, and has been a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellow, a recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation leadership grant, a Rockwood Institute/JustFilms Fellow, a Boehm Media Fellow, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Lina is a graduate of New York University School of Law.