Richa Agarwala

Richa Agarwala is the Outreach coordinator for Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center (CMWRC) and a Hindu representative on various interfaith forums. She coordinates requests and presents Hinduism in schools, colleges, interfaith groups, or any community group interested in learning about Hinduism. She is CMWRC representative for Montgomery County's Faith Alliance on Climate Solutions. In the past, she was a co-chair for Montgomery county's Faith Community Working Group's subcommittee on Education for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), co-organizer for the Montgomery county Unity Walks, and a facilitator for the Montgomery county's Multicultural Dialogues on Bias. Richa participates in "All Faiths in Friendship" interfaith book club for women, bringing a different perspective to discussions having grown up in India. Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington recognized her work by awarding her the Interfaith Bridge Builders award in 2019. Professionally, Richa received her Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Banaras Hindu University and has a doctorate in Computer Science from Iowa State University. She currently works as a scientist in the field of Bioinformatics. Personally, she has two sons who have both graduated from MCPS and University of Maryland College Park.