Term: May 2020 to January 2024
Saraswati Singh is a prosecutor in the adult criminal division of the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, where she works on a diverse team for the first Korean-American chief prosecutor in the country. She is co-president of the American Constitution Society's (ACS) Minneapolis-St. Paul lawyer's chapter, and an active member of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPBA)
Ms. Singh brings great experience to her role at the Council. Originally from Brooklyn, she moved to Washington, D.C. for an internship with her hometown senator Hillary Clinton. In her career she has worked in government affairs, worked with elected officials, and helped build coalitions to help leaders make better, more informed decisions. She believes it’s important to see representation of Asian Americans and women at the legislative and governing tables so that all Americans can work together toward a happier, healthier, and more just future.
Ms. Singh is an avid softball fan, and loves to travel to warm climates during cold Minnesota months. She has served on the Council’s Board since 2020.
About the Asian Indian Minnesotan community:
The Asian Indian Minnesotan community is estimated at 50,109 strong, representing the 2nd largest Asian Pacific community in Minnesota. The first Asian Indians came to Minnesota in the early 1900s as a limited number of students accepted it Minnesota universities. The first major migration took place beginning in the 1960s, when highly educated Asian Indians began arriving in United States, seeking better employment and educational opportunities. Of those who speak a native language other than English at home, 14% are considered limited English proficient.