Sharmili Majmudar is the Executive Director of Rape Victim Advocates, a Chicago non-profit committed to ensuring that survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and compassion, and dedicated to affecting changes in the way the legal system, medical institutions and society as a whole respond to survivors. She has worked for the liberation of communities from domestic and sexual violence for 20 years. She has served on the board of Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network, and on the advisory committee for Transforming Silence Into Action, a national gathering of queer Asian Pacific Islander (API) activists and advocates addressing intimate partner violence in API LGBT communities. She is a recipient of Community Renewal Society's 2009 35 under 35 Leadership Award, Chicago Foundation for Women's 2010 Impact Award and the Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work’s 2011 Siedenburg Award. Sharmili earned a BA from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an MSW from Loyola University of Chicago's Graduate School of Social Work.