Purvi Sanjay Patel

Purvi serves on the Executive Staff at Self-Help Federal Credit Union, a community development credit union based in Oakland, CA.  She oversees special projects and new initiatives intended to further the organization’s mission of creating and protecting wealth in underserved communities.  Before working at Self-Help, Purvi practiced law for 7 years, specializing in litigation and regulatory compliance.  A nomad for most of her life, Purvi has created roots in Oakland.  She is trained in classical Indian dance and enjoys learning dance of all styles.  Purvi is passionate about making sure artists whose voices are largely unheard receive the financial and community support they need to thrive. She is committed to ensuring that Oakland art is accessible and enjoyed by all residents, and is thrilled to be a part of the leadership team at Oakland Art Murmur.