Ashka Jhaveri is a second generation immigrant from Mumbai, India and was raised in Westchester, NY. She is a rising senior at Bates College and is pursuing a Major in Politics and minor in French. Her academic interests are in international relations, international humanitarian law, and policy dictated by migration with a regional focus in the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has ongoing research in the human rights of shared languages and how its fragility affects identity.
Ashka’s work with migrants began as an intern with the International Rescue Committee, working in their resettlement department to ensure accessible resources to refugees and asylum seekers. She is committed to thinking about resettlement and migration through a lens of racial justice, equity, and identity affirmation which is what
led her to intern with the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC).