Murali Balaji

Journalist, Author and Academic; Founder, Maruthi Education Consulting


Murali Balaji, Ph.D, is a journalist, author and academic with nearly 20 years of experience in diversity leadership. He currently oversees diversity, equity and inclusion at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a lecturer. He is the founder of Maruthi Education Consulting, a DEI consulting and strategy firm. He worked as a journalist for nearly a decade and is a past chapter president for the Asian American Journalists Association and a national board member of the South Asian Journalists Association. He is a certified Anti-Defamation League anti-bias trainer.