Perdeep Badhesha
Policy Advisor, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Perdeep Singh Badhesha (“Deep”) currently serves as Policy Advisor for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment as well as Denver Policy and Regional Director for Urban Leaders Fellowship. Deep is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and started his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Melissa Hart of the Colorado Supreme Court. While in law school, he worked for two federal judges, large law firms, and a civil rights firm. Deep also served as an editorial board member and Forum Editor for the Colorado Law Review and as Class President. Prior to law school, Deep worked as a Policy and Organizing Fellow for Mike Johnston through Urban Leaders Fellowship and a high school math teacher in Denver Public Schools through Teach for America. Deep is a proud child of Sikh-Punjabi immigrants from India and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Growing up in a Sikh family, service has been a salient part of his identity his entire life. Much of his activism and organizing involves the Sikh-American community and political action at the local, state, and federal level. Recently, this has led Deep to start a Sikh Youth Mentorship program that focuses on personal, professional, and spiritual development for middle and high school students. In his free time, Deep loves to read, travel, and eat far too much food. Deep completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University where he studied Economics and Philosophy.