Kumar is Equity & Social Justice Manager for the city of Madison, Wisconsin in the Department of Civil Rights. She was previously the Assistant Director of Educational Programs and Violence Prevention at Colorado State University with the Women and Gender Advocacy Center where she provided leadership and implementation for education and outreach programming on social justice issues, with a specific focus on interpersonal violence and other gender-based topics throughout the campus and community. She graduated in 2017 from the Korbel School of International Relations at the University of Denver with an MA in International Human Rights with a specialization in race, gender, and equity. At DU, she served as the Director of Educational Programming at the Human Trafficking Center where she taught a graduate seminar on advocacy and methodology. She was an Inclusive Excellence Fellow with the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence, where she worked to develop inclusive programming and educational structures for faculty, administration, and students at the University of Denver. She is a Hotline Advocate for the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking and a Board Member for the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking. Her research focused on exploring how fluid work identities, race, class, and gender intersect with human trafficking, survival labor, and sex work. She received the Josef Korbel School Founder’s Scholarship that aided her tuition fees for both years at Korbel. She completed research in Sangli, Maharashtra in India with a grassroots non-profit activist organization doing work around sex work, health, and collective consciousness building in the summer of 2016.
She previously worked as a Youth Leadership Coordinator and Case Manager at FAIR Girls, an organization that works to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. She worked on creating a new youth leadership and professional development program for their clients who are young survivors of human trafficking sexual exploitation. She was also a case manager for the young survivors.