Syda Day, J.D.

Executive Consultant

As an Executive Consultant for Courageous Leadership, Syda Patel Day facilitates and develops curriculum for our special programs. 


Syda was the Lewis Fellow at Harvard Law School, a Coker Fellow at Yale Law School, the Holtzmann Fellow at Yale University, a National Merit Scholar, summa cum laude and voted Phi Beta Kappa by faculty.  She clerked on the United States Federal Courts and did ground-breaking work for women's rights law. She has won numerous awards, fellowships and grants for her writing and activism, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Newberry Fellowship, a Steinbeck Fellowship, the Kathryn Green Fellowship at the Djerassi Center for the Arts, full fellowship grants at the Headlands Center for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center and most recently, chosen as the Lucy Grealy Scholar at Bennington College Graduate Writing Seminars.  


She has been a co-founder of city community arts and services organizations in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  She has been invited to speak publicly at many conferences and events, including several segments on National Public Radio, lectures and keynote speeches at the American Bar Association, and International Human Rights Law conferences, as well as several nation-wide education conferences for her recent work on Literary Curriculum in Interactive Technology.  Syda holds a B.A. and J.D. from Yale, and an M.F.A. from Bennington College.