Seema Bahl is an Associate Education Ombuds at the Governor’s Office of Education Ombuds. She is responsible for working with families, educators, schools, and community groups across Washington State to solve problems that impact student learning, facilitate communication among stakeholders, and advance educational equity and inclusion.
Seema has many years of experience in higher education. She is an adjunct faculty lecturer at Bellevue College and at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. Seema’s teaching and research interests include disability, race, gender, and medical sociology. Notably, Seema has developed courses and workshops in disability studies, anti-ableism, and disability justice. In addition, Seema has published academic articles on both mothering and flamenco performance within a disability justice context.
Seema has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Sociology from New School University. She has spent time in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and India. Seema speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Kannada (a South Indian Language).