My name is Prachi Jhawar! I am an undergraduate student at American University in Washington, D.C. who is studying Political Science and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Education. As a student of the AU School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, I will graduate with a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
At my high school in Massachusetts, I successfully fought for free menstrual health resources in the women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms. Through my school’s Human Rights Club, I raised hundreds of dollars for Doctors without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, and the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project. Additionally, along with three of my friends, I founded and implemented a school-wide Diversity Day at my high school to combat racism and anti-semitism in my town.
My passion for the advocacy of marginalized groups is what led me to D.C. These experiences pushed me to want to pursue a career that can improve the lives of our country’s children. Preventing the trafficking of women and children is crucial to ensure equality for all, and I want to be a part of that fight.
In addition to politics and human rights, I’m a lover of garlic naan, calligraphy, and Adobe Photoshop. In my free time, you can find me drinking hot chocolate at coffee shops, doodling on my iPad on the Quad, or eating falafel in Georgetown!