Jeetander Dulani '98

Jeetander T. Dulani

Class Year: 1998
Current City/State: Washington, DC
Major: Political Science/Religious Studies
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Committee(s): Alumni Student Connections; Executive

Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

Over twenty years ago, I was homeless, and Grinnell bet on me. I will always be grateful for the College's willingness to take a chance on me.

My time at Grinnell was far from easy, but the friendships and mentoring relationships I found have made all the difference. I joined Alumni Council precisely because not everyone made the same connections that I did, and I thought that I could help make the Grinnell I discovered, available to all students and alumni.

A Quote I Like:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, 1883

A Little Bit About Me:

I am currently a Counsel with the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, D.C., where I represent start-ups, private equity funds, and leading companies in competition matters, government investigations, litigation, and international arbitration. My work has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Legal500. And I maintain an active civil rights pro-bono practice. In my free time, I am an active runner and father to my two wonderful children Uma and Siddha.

Other Alumni Involvement: GRASP Coordinator

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