Neda Khoshkhoo joined Dēmos as Associate Director of Democracy in 2024 after nearly a decade working in public interest law, social justice advocacy, and nonprofit management. She focuses on crafting policy solutions for democratic reform, racial justice, and immigrant justice. 
Most recently, Neda served as the policy director for an academic center focused on advancing racial equity. Before that, she was a staff attorney at a nonprofit organization dedicated to abolishing criminal legal debt. She also has experience representing clients in immigration proceedings, public benefits eligibility denials, housing and employment cases, and special education matters. Neda clerked for judges on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 
Neda received her undergraduate degree from U.C.L.A. and her law degree from U.C. Berkeley. Her family's experience as Baha’is who fled Iran to escape state-sponsored religious persecution informs her commitment to social justice.