MoForever Alumni News Fall 2021

7 | MoForever Fall 2021 Unfortunately, we’re all complicit in this. My goal is to continue contributing to BACS and other Bay Area organizations to reduce inequality and improve conditions for our most disadvantaged neighbors,” she said. As U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once said, “[I]n our modern, wealthy society, no person should be too poor to live,” a stance that Sai said she supports. Championing Others Through Mentorship Mentorship—specifically female mentorship—has always been a vital part of Sai’s life and career. “For me, there’s a focus on women because in the legal profession, unfortunately, we’re still in the process of getting to full equality of representation and experience. But it’s also been important to me to seek out other Middle Easterners, other first-generation Americans, twoculture kids, people with unusual family dynamics,” she continued. “A main way to make people feel seen and valued is to provide them with examples of others who have come before them, who are like them, and who have been successful.” Mike Sachdev, a senior associate in MoFo’s D.C. office when Sai joined the firm, was a strong mentor for Sai there and again later at Sunrun. “Mike is brilliant, honest, funny, and kind,” said Sai. “He offered the right combination of challenge and nurturing that helped me come into my own as a lawyer in the earliest days of my career.” Toward the end of her time at MoFo, Sai also had the opportunity to work with George Harris on pro bono and other matters. She says of this experience: “George had such an unusual perspective on legal practice specifically, work generally, and life overall. He is someone who always lowers the temperature in the room and helps make tough situations feel “IT’S IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON HAVING LOTS OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT FEED YOU HOLISTICALLY.”