Sarada Peri

Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama

Sarada Peri is a writer and communications strategist who has helped top leaders and thinkers – from Fortune 50 CEOs to the President of the United States – inspire and persuade audiences.

She was Special Assistant and Senior Speechwriter for President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the White House, she was a Principal at West Wing Writers, where she worked with corporate, political and nonprofit clients on speeches, op-eds, books, and message strategy. She also was a member of the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams. Today, she runs her own speechwriting and strategy practice.

A recovering policy wonk, Sarada previously worked on Capitol Hill as an education and health care policy aide. She started her career as a high school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America. Sarada is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.