School: University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College
Interned Under: Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-6)
Sadaf Mehdi is a recent alumni of the City University of New York Hunter College where she majored in Economics and held a Focus Study in Urban Studies. She is passionate about civil rights issues, social justice, public service, and community and economic development, and believes she can work towards a positive impact in the city and country she knows as home.
Sadaf spent her undergraduate career interning for nonprofits on and off campus. She served as a Project Leader of the Hunger Prevention and Homeless Outreach Campaign for the on-campus chapter of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) where she empowered the student body to take action on the city’s growing poverty crisis. She also held an internship at the South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) where she conducted voter outreach to the South Asian American community in Flushing, Queens and coordinated research on barriers that immigrant communities in NYC face in their job fields.
The highlight of her college experience came when she was selected to be part of a competitive fellowship that places students at top city agencies, nonprofits, and elected officials offices to let them learn hands on how New York City runs. She was placed at a state legislator’s office and worked on self directed research projects on gun violence prevention and affordable housing.
Sadaf is currently a Research/Legal Assistant at a law office in Queens and is very much excited and looking forward to spending her summer at a Congress member’s office as a fellow through the Congressional Leadership Development Programs (CLDP).