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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

May 27, 2022

Prashanthi Raman is the Vice President, Global Government Affairs at Cruise.  She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. Thereafter, Prashanthi earned a joint Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Health degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and University of Illinois at Chicago.

After practicing healthcare law for 6 years, she was appointed by Illinois Governor Quinn to manage his administration's healthcare and human services legislative portfolio. She then transitioned to the private sector and joined Lyft's government affairs team, where she oversaw and managed a wide range of public policy issues in various markets across North America.

Currently, she works for Cruise, an all-electric autonomous vehicle company, where she oversees global public policy and regulatory issues. 

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