Nilmini Rubin joined Issue One as the Senior Strategist after spending two decades driving foreign policy and business improvements. Prior to this role, Nilmini led Tetra Tech’s global team implementing energy and internet projects. For 12 years, she served as a senior aide to Senate Lugar (R-IL) on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and to Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) on the House Foreign Affairs Committee where she spearheaded the passage of legislation to provide electricity access in Africa, increase global internet access, reduce corruption through transparency, and reform U.S. foreign assistance. She also served at the White House National Security Council under President George W. Bush where she helped secure agreements on non-proliferation, international health and foreign aid. She was on the presidential campaign foreign policy teams for Romney for President and Kasich for America. Nilmini was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Economic Forum Experts Network and the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize. In 2017, Nilmini co-wrote a coloring book entitled The United Shapes of America with her middle daughter, Araliya.