Nithya Pathalam | Policy and Operations Associate


Nithya Pathalam joined the firm in summer 2019 as a Policy and Operations Associate. She works to support the government affairs practice of Boundary Stone Partners and manages general office responsibilities. Her interests and past experiences align her closely with the commercial space and alternative energy industries.

Prior to her time at the firm, she interned with large technology companies such as SpaceX and Tesla as a Government Relations and Policy intern. While at SpaceX she was able to gain exposure to the commercial, civil, and national security aspects of the space industry. At Tesla, she worked closely with the solar and international development teams to understand renewable energy legislation across the country and internationally to develop a sound strategy for Tesla’s energy expansion. Additionally, Nithya has interned at the Satellite Industry Association, Myomo Inc. (a medical device start-up in Cambridge, MA), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These experiences culminate in her interests in innovative science and technology policy.

Nithya received a double major, B.S. in Government and B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 2019.