Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi
Vice President, Center for Civil Rights & Technology
Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi served as vice president of technology policy at the Chamber of Progress. He is a veteran of Capitol Hill and public interest organizations, which includes his role as senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute. Bagchi has more than 10 years of experience in public policy and legislative strategy at the local, state, and federal levels and led the re-establishment of the technology, telecommunications, and media program during his tenure as senior counsel for our coalition partner Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. In addition to advising members of the Washington State Senate, Bagchi worked as legislative counsel for a D.C. city councilmember and former Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), a member of Congress who served on the influential House Appropriations Committee.
Bagchi graduated from the University of California Davis and received his law degree from Seattle University School of Law. He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife.