Nikhil Vashee

Director of Education Law and Policy, Senior Policy Counsel


Nikhil Vashee is the Director of Education Law and Policy and Senior Policy Counsel for Family Equality since August 2022. In this role, they work to promote local, state, and federal policy solutions to ensure that LGBTQ+ families have access to quality education in a loving and supportive environment. They also manage litigation, amicus curiae briefs, and other legal work related to combating discriminatory practices against LGBTQ+ families in education.

Since graduating from Georgetown Law School in 2016, Nikhil has made advocating for educational equity the focus of his career. He has worked for the Washington DC school district to ensure quality, accessibility, and compliance for traditional public and public charter schools. He has also worked in federal policy advocacy with a focus on making higher education more attainable for all students.

Nikhil’s passion for education equity evolved out of their own personal experience as a first-generation college student. Nikhil currently lives in Washington DC and enjoys a variety of nerdy hobbies from board games to amateur mixology.