Suchitra has been a practicing attorney in Louisiana since 2000 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master’s Degree in African American Studies from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.
She has been constantly involved in Louisiana governmental affairs on federal, statewide and municipal issues related to a wide range of topics including capital projects and planning, tax policy and finance, education, criminal justice, governmental ethics, procurements and healthcare. She applies critical and strategic thinking, knowledge, experience, and thoughtful energy to solving issues. She worked on passing successfully on numerous constitutional amendments and strategic campaigns, large scale procurements, and a wide array of legislation during her career.
Previously, she served as Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu’s Director for State, Federal and International Affairs, Boards and Commissions and as Executive Counsel for the City of New Orleans, she has served as Executive Director for the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, and for several years was an Associate Professor of English at Baton Rouge Community College.