Siddharth Divakaruni joined Sasakawa USA as Program Assistant in June 2019. He assists the Director of Programs and Administration in implementing The Alliance Working in America (TAWA) and the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) programs, as well as monitoring and evaluating Sasakawa USA’s congressional and alumni outreach programs.
Siddharth began studying Japanese in elementary school, and over time gained interest in foreign languages, government, and public policy. This led him to pursue a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University, graduating in May 2019. His major capstone was on the changing Japanese political landscape and norms around collective self-defense.