Khadija Rashid is from Brooklyn, New York and currently studies at Cornell University, majoring in Government with a minor in Fashion and Business. On campus, Khadija is involved in various activities, including the South Asian Council, Pakistani Student Association, Cornell International Student Society, and volunteering with Cornell Hunger Relief and Muslims Give Back. Driven by her passion for combating hunger and poverty, Khadija is actively engaged in anti-hunger and anti-poverty initiatives. She deeply interested in social justice, equitable access to education, and empowering marginalized communities. Khadija dedicated to creating a more just and inclusive society where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive. This summer, Khadija is interning with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a renowned nonprofit organization addressing hunger and poverty nationwide. Khadija aims to gain hands-on experience in program development, policy advocacy, and community engagement. Through this internship, she hopes to deepen her understanding of effective strategies for addressing these complex challenges and make a meaningful contribution to the organization's mission of building a hunger-free world.
Field placement: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance