Meet the Board

Hiren Patel: Hiren is the chief counsel of the California Department of Developmental Services, the agency responsible for ensuring services to Californians with intellectual disabilities. He attended college at UC Davis and graduated from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  When not working, Hiren is involved in various community activities and spends time with his wife and twin daughters.



Aparna Agnihotri: Aparna  is a recent graduate from McGeorge School of Law. During law school, Aparna was heavily involved in the Student Bar Association and Middle Eastern and South Asian Association. In her spare time she donates much of her time to nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento community, such as: WEAVE, Women’s Empowermentand the Sacramento Food Bank.




Kishwer Vikaas: Kishwer is a clinical fellow at the McGeorge School of Law Immigration Clinic. Before that, she worked with victims of human trafficking and domestic violence at Opening Doors in Sacramento. Kishwer obtained her undergraduate degree in English from Temple University and her Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. She can be reached at


Jaya Badiga: Jaya is the Managing Attorney for WEAVE, Inc. WEAVE is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Ms. Badiga is also active in community service and has served on the City of Folsom’s Library Commission and the Anti-Bullying Family SubCommittee for the Folsom Cordova School District.




Mira Patel: Mira is an attorney for the Franchise Tax Board. Prior to law school Mira spent time with international organizations including International Volunteer and Squalor to Scholar where she helped underprivileged children in India obtain basic education. Mira received her undergraduate degree in Legal Studies at University of California, Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.



Shilpa Girimaji: Shilpa serves as Deputy County Counsel to Yuba County and specializes in dependency law. Shilpa holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. Shilpa enjoys being involved in the community and is excited to serve on the SABA board.



Tanvi Shah: Tanvi grew up in Dallas, Texas and lived there before moving to California for Law School. She received her undergraduate degree in Information Technology and Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently a first year at the UC Davis School of Law and hopes to work at a corporate law firm or serve as an in-house counsel.