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B.A., Williams College, English Literature, 2004

M.A., Columbia University, Political Science, 2007

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2012

LL.M, New York University School of Law, International Legal Studies, 2013

Kaveri started her career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  There, she represented companies and individuals in multiple sectors including financial services, energy, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, higher education, and technology.  Kaveri played a lead role in Paul, Weiss’s gun violence prevention work and in the launch of the Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force, an initiative uniting the private bar with leading gun violence prevention organizations. 

Kaveri graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she won the Jerome Lipper Convocation Prize for outstanding scholarship in international law.  At NYU, Kaveri was an Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar, a Florence Allen Scholar, a Frank J. Guarini Scholar, and the Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics.  Kaveri was also a semifinalist in the Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition. 

Before law school, Kaveri spent eight years as a grantmaker and consultant at Carnegie Corporation of New York, where she worked on the foundation’s immigration reform, urban school reform, and international peace and security programs.  Kaveri began her career as a middle school math, science, and reading teacher in New Orleans.

Outside of work, Kaveri’s interests include adventure travel and trying to master the perfect empanada.