The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation is the charitable arm of SABA-NC. The Foundation awards fellowships to law students and recent graduates to help further the mission of SABA-NC. In addition, the Foundation awards sponsorships to various organizations, events, and causes.
The South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation is proud to sponsor the following fellowships for current law students and recent graduates. All grants are issued on a rolling basis.
Public Interest Post-Bar Fellowship: The SABA-NC Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of a post-bar fellowship for recent graduates who have just completed the bar and who will be working at a public interest or government agency. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund a student’s internship with a public interest organization or government agency in Northern California that is doing work, which impacts the South Asian community or the Northern California community-at-large.
Public Interest Fellowship: The SABA NC Foundation Public Interest Fellowship provides a stipend for law students to spend a summer working with public interest law organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Foundation sponsors various organizations, events and causes where doing so aligns with the mission of SABA-NC. If you are interested in receiving a sponsorship, please contact us.
The Foundation Board consists of the Executive Committee of the SABA-NC Board and the following At-Large Directors:
Eloise Pinto is a Senior Associate in KPMG’s San Francisco office where she serves in the firm’s Dispute Advisory Services Group. She assists clients and their counsel in all aspects and types of dispute matters, including bankruptcy and creditor-rights litigation, wage and hour litigation, lost profit claims, and insurance damage calculations. Eloise also assists with fraud investigations. Eloise received her J.D. from Michigan State University, College of Law and is a Certified Public Accountant (Florida, Georgia) and a member of the Florida Bar.
Anisha Mangalick is a technology attorney at Zendesk, focusing on privacy law and commercial transactions. She is also a Fellow with the Internet Law and Policy Foundry and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Anisha has previously worked in both public and private sectors, including organizations such as Tipalti, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the State of Minnesota Judicial Branch.
Kriti Rajput is Corporate Counsel at MLSListings in Sunnyvale. She manages the data licensing team at her company. Her emphasis is on transactional work including technology licensing, IP portfolio management, compliance matters, and contract negotiation. Kriti completed her JD/MBA from Santa Clara University School of Law and received degrees in Environmental Science and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. In her free time, she enjoys event planning, cooking, traveling, and spoiling her cat.
Maryam is a technology transactions lawyer currently working at Open Text, a large enterprise software company. Prior to working in technology, she worked in exempt organizations law at mid and large sized firms. Her cause célèbre is social justice and she previously sat on the board of an organization devoted to prison reform and rehabilitation. In working with the SABA Foundation, she hopes to provide guidance and opportunity to promising young South Asian lawyers and strengthen the presence of minority lawyers within the profession.