Age: 23
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Education: University at Buffalo Bachelors of Arts - Advocacy and Argumentation
Specific Field Interests: Advocacy
Placement: Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Program, AKF
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Minahil earned her Bachelors of Arts in Advocacy and Argumentation from the University at Buffalo where she was a Prentice Family Foundation Western New York Prosperity Fellow and served as the undergraduate Student Association President. After graduation she served at Buffalo City Hall as an AmeriCorps VISTA and on the campaign team for New York State Senate's 60th legislative district. She most recently served as a Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society Fellow at UC Berkeley. Throughout her professional and academic career, Minahil has been interested in working on issues of equity at the intersection of gender, race, and class. After her time as an AIF Clinton Fellow, Minahil plans to attend the Georgetown University Law Center to earn her JD.

Posts by minahilkhan


Followed by Food: Blessing or Curse?

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From Buffalo to (Nizamuddin) Basti

“Ah darn.”  I shot straight up. I rubbed my eyes with the left hand, reaching […]


What about the Rock: Contextualizing the Ripple Effect Theory

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Questions on Hold: Unpacking my Journey

In my first blog post, I wrote about the many questions I had for my […]


Problems in Policy: Registering a Producer Company in India

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Mommy and Me: Basti Edition

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Sakina baji and her register

Learning by Laughter

“Didi, ye kaisa hoyega? Ye humare se nahi hoga.” Didi, how will this happen, we […]

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