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Hridith Sudev is a public health scientist, writer, poet, and community organizer. Born in India and raised in Oman, Sudev migrated to the United States in 2018 to pursue higher education in Denver, where he has lived ever since. For the past ten years, Sudev has worked in both governmental and non-governmental capacities to expand healthcare access to historically marginalized communities and create governments of action that fight for working families.
Sudev currently works as the Community Health Specialist at Sheridan Health Services, a federally-qualified health center associated with the University of Colorado College of Nursing. He is also a published poet and a national speaker on social justice, social determinants of health, criminal justice reform, and immigrant/refugee health and wellbeing.
Outside of his day job, Sudev is a voracious organizer. In 2021, Hridith founded Colectivo de Paz, a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to empowering working-class immigrants, refugees, people of color, veterans, unhoused community members, at-risk students, and other historically marginalized peoples and families in the greater Denver area to fight for their collective liberation. Sudev currently serves as the President of its Board of Directors. His passion for community work began in 2012 when he founded Project Greenworld International, a children’s environmental action group in his hometown in Oman. Over the years, his activism has expanded to the frontlines of immigrant and refugee rights agitation, community building, racial justice movements, student organizing, and labor organizing. Sudev also works with Level-1 trauma centers across the region to research ways to address the growing epidemic of bullet-related injuries affecting black and brown men in the Denver metro.
Sudev has Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Public Policy from the University of Denver, and a Masters in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Through his work, art, and advocacy, Sudev is dedicated to creating self-reliant and liberated communities in Colorado and beyond.