Lalita Roshni Lakra is a Daughter of St. Anne from the Simdega district of Jharkhand, North India. She joined the community right after high school, studying science and social work, and finally taking a law degree.  She has taught high school science, worked at the Xavier Institute of Management, served as the province social work coordinator in Ranchi; and as a regional secretary of the Conference of Religious India. Recently, she became an assistant secretary in the Office for Tribal Affairs of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, and she practices law in the district and supreme courts for the Alliance Defending Freedom in New Delhi.

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