Gunita Singh is the 2020/2021 Jack Nelson/Dow Jones Foundation Legal Fellow for the Reporters Committee where she works on litigation, policy, and amicus work, primarily around state and federal freedom of information laws while also helping reporters and news organizations with records requests.
Gunita received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Boston University where she studied political science and graduated magna cum laude. She recently co-authored a chapter alongside Adam Marshall in COVID-19: The Legal Challenges (Carolina Academic Press, 2021) titled "Access to Public Records and the Role of the News Media in Providing Information About COVID-19.” She also serves on the board of directors at LION Publishers.
Gunita was previously an attorney at the DC-based government transparency organization Property of the People where she used the Freedom of Information Act to foster transparency and accountability of government institutions. She grew up in Palo Alto, California.
Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, D.C.