Chaitra "Chai" Shenoy is a Senior Gender-Based Violence Advisor & Team Lead, attorney and expert in the field of gender-based violence. Since 2016, she has worked at USAID providing guidance on programming, addressing gaps, and determining trends for research prevention, mitigation, and response to gender-based violence in her capacity as the Senior Gender-Based Violence Advisor.
Prior to joining USAID, Chaitra worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Peace Corps, litigated on behalf of youth clients as DC-based public interest lawyer, and taught courses on gender, gender-based violence, and laws. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.