Major: Global Liberal Studies
School: New York University
Interned Under: Congressman Andre Carson (IN-7)
RJ Khalaf is determined to make everlasting social impact by standing up for the social and political rights of those around the world. A rising junior at New York University majoring in Global Liberal Studies, RJ is concentrating on Politics, Rights, and Development. RJ studied abroad at NYU London during his freshman year. He served as liaison for the TEDx NYU team in London. In this role, he coordinated with the TEDx NYU team in New York and successfully planed two events in his first semester. RJ took time to travel extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East during his year overseas. RJ has spent many summers volunteering in refugee camps in Palestine. He is now developing an organization that creates hands-on, leadership-based workshops for Palestinian youth in refugee camps. RJ recently completed his fellowship with the NYU Leadership Initiative, and currently serves as an NYU Admissions Ambassador, the NYU Muslim Student Association’s Treasurer, a member of the Multifaith Advisory Council, and a Liberal Studies Student Leader. He is excited to spend his summer working as an intern in Congressman Andre Carson’s office and looks forward to his experiences as a fellow with MPAC through the CLDP program.
Placement: Office of Representative Andre Carson (D-IN07).