Lina Srivastava, J.D. is the Principal of Lina Srivastava Consulting, focused on employing strategy, planning, engagement, and transmedia design to create and demonstrate social impact. There, she works with projects, companies and organizations aiming to positively transform communities where political, social, and cultural conditions create imbalance or inequality, or the potential opportunity for economic and cultural growth.
Lina works to leverage cultural expression and cultural identity as a foundational element of social transformation.
Her vision to create change is to move through a process of:
Issue Awareness → Engagement → Action → Change
An attorney by training, Lina practiced intellectual property law before founding her company. A first-mover in transmedia for social change, she co-created the Transmedia Activism Design Group, and has been involved in successful cross-media campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels (through her work as Executive Director of the related nonprofit organization Kids with Cameras) and the Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, for which she advised on engagement, distribution, and content strategy.
The former Executive Director of Kids with Cameras, and the past Interim Executive Director of the Association of Video and Filmmakers, she is currently the organizational strategist for VODO and for 3Generations and a partner in the social change strategy team for the Resist Network. Lina has provided strategic consulting and project design to a group of organizations dedicated to social impact, ranging from UNESCO to BYkids. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of MobileActive and Global Grassroots.
Lina is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, received her BS in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and also studied at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York University, the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, the Hastings Center for Bioethics, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.