Asha Rangappa (born November 15, 1974) is an Analyst for CNN and a Senior Lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Rangappa is a former Associate Dean of Yale Law School. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut. 
Rangappa was born to Jai and Vinaya Rangappa. She attended Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia. She graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1996. Upon graduation, she received a Fulbright Scholar ship to study in Colombia. 
Rangappa previously served as a Special Agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. She applied to the FBI when she was in law school; they hired her soon after she completed a clerkship in Puerto Rico.[+]
Rangappa's work involved assessing threats to national security, conducting classified investigations on suspected foreign agents, and performing undercover work. While in the FBI, Asha gained experience in electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation techniques, and firearms and the use of deadly force. 
Rangappa has taught National Security Law and related courses at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and the University of New Haven.
She is admitted to the State Bar of New York (2003) and Connecticut (2003).