Basant Virdee is the Communications Coordinator for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. She works on the Institute's signature Revive Civility Initiative, manages the Institute's websites, newsletters, and creates reports about the Institute's programs. In addition, Basant leads the Institute's public programs in the state of Arizona. Basant holds a Bachelor's in Microbiology and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Arizona. She has been trained by the International Association of Public Participation in effective community outreach and engagement and has trained with Sylvia Haskvitz in Nonviolent Communication and with Catherine Tornbom in Circle Group Facilitation. Basant came to the Institute to help foster constructive dialogue and improve individual and collective well-being through teaching healthy communication skills.