Aparna Mukherjee

Aparna Mukherjee
JSK Community Impact Fellow
co-creator, Sense LA
Los Angeles, California

Aparna Mukherjee is a JSK Community Impact Fellow and is a civic innovator with more than 25 years of experience. She’s held editorial, strategy, and product leadership roles at The Associated Press, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC/NBCU. At The New York Times, Mukherjee ran the company’s online education startup, focusing on civic engagement and the relationship between news and democracy building. As a FUSE Corp Fellow in Los Angeles City Hall, she designed the strategy for the city’s Office of Civic Engagement, working to help the city better hear the voices of all Angelenos. In a grant-making capacity, Mukherjee served as the first entrepreneur-in-residence for LA2050, the annual $1 million grants challenge to surface and fund local solutions projects. As a writer, she’s freelanced for organizations around the world, including Businessweek in Asia, The Christian Science Monitor and DeutschlandRadio Berlin in Europe, and The New Yorker in her hometown of New York. Mukherjee earned a dual Master of Arts in journalism and MBA from Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in economics and lectured executive MBA students on digital strategy projects.

parna@stanford.edu