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  • Name: Karim Farishta

    Recipient Year: 2019

    Major: Public Policy

    Description: Karim Farishta holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, hailing from Sugar Land, TX. He previously served as National Political Coordinator for Governor Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign. Karim was Campaign Manager for Sri Preston Kulkarni’s bid for US Congress and executed the first-ever 15-language minority voter outreach program. In 2017, he was a Fulbright research grantee in Sri Lanka, where he launched the We Build Colombo Together urban collaborative. He convened a participatory platform for government, corporate, and community leaders to collectively address issues related to housing affordability, public safety, and job retraining. Karim served as Program Manager in the Obama White House and worked closely on the presidential transition and the President’s Leadership Workshop. Karim is a Truman Scholar and graduated summa cum laude in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

    School Name: Harvard University

    Sponsor: Foundation for Intelligent Giving

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karimfarishta/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient