Sindhu Lakshmanan focuses primarily on Pay for Success. She also supports the management of Living Cities' Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds.

Sindhu Lakshmanan joined Living Cities in June 2015 as a summer intern, after which she continued to work at Living Cities in a part-time capacity while completing her Master in Public Policy degree at Georgetown University. Upon graduating in May 2016, she joined Living Cities full-time as an Associate with the Capital Innovation team, and focuses primarily on Living Cities’ Pay for Success work and on providing support for the management of the Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds.

Prior to Living Cities, Sindhu worked at The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. She was also a Teach for America corps member, serving as a Detroit Public Schools teacher at the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine. Sindhu has a certification in Urban Pedagogy and 6-12 English Language Arts from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology from New York University (NYU).