Basant holds a Bachelor's in Microbiology and is a Master's of Public Health candidate at the University of Arizona. Basant came to the Institute to help foster constructive dialogue and engage the public in critical thinking and civic decision making.
Basant Virdee is the Communications Coordinator for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. She manages the Creating Community Solutions social media platforms and blogs for Creating Community Solutions and Text, Talk, Act, two NICD programs. She also creates material for the Institute's websites, sends out NICD email newsletters, and drafts reports about the Institute's programs.