Namrata “Nam” Subramanian (she/her) is a proud queer Houstonian and is running for State Legislature from District 147. Nam has a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Nam is an educator, leader, advocate, and ally who strives to make Texas a more welcoming, inclusive, and just state for its diverse group of residents. She is a High School Math teacher who is inspired by her students inside and outside of the classroom and is a proud member of Texas AFT. Through teaching, Nam has gotten to know and understand the specific needs of Houston’s families which has motivated her to run for office to become a leader for her students and their communities. In her free time, she loves to power lift, dance, and spend time with her friends and family.