Shefali Milczarek-Desai

Shefali Milczarek-Desai is a writer and lawyer as well as a Rhodes Scholarship finalist, former Arizona Supreme Court law clerk, and VONA Fellow. Her book-length manuscript was selected by author Lidia Yuknavitch as a finalist in the 2016 Kore Press memoir competition, and her work has been published widely including in Ms. Magazine, the UCLA Women’s Law Journal, and the anthology This Bridge We Call Home. She currently is co-authoring a legal paper on federal and state regulatory power over so-called sanctuary cities, litigating an asylum case, and finalizing her hybrid memoir.

Shefali and her husband, Gavin, have two boys currently enrolled at Tucson Waldorf School. In addition to serving as TWEA Vice President, she also serves the school on the board’s governance committee.