Tarina Ahuja

Co-Founder and President

Tarina Ahuja is a freshman at Harvard University. She cares deeply about social justice and civil rights issues. She is the co-founder and co-director of the nonprofit Young Khalsa Girls, a grassroots organization empowering young girls to serve their communities through selfless service. She is the youth ambassador for the National Democratic Institute’s and Running Start’s DISRUPTHER program, an initiative envisioned to increase women’s political participation. She was the youth speaker at the Madeline Albright lunch and the Foreign Policy HerPower Summit in 2019. Civil discourse is vital in creating progress so Tarina dedicated a lot of her work as the co-head of Diversity and Inclusion at her high school, Madeira, to give students channels to openly and civilly discuss issues they care about. Throughout high school, she led the school’s Speech and Debate team, Model UN delegation, and the school’s Girl Up and Amnesty International chapters. She is an alumna of the Sorenson Political institute High School Leaders program and recipient of the “Spirit of Citizenship Award”. She is motivated, determined, and driven to be a person of change, focussing on implementing solutions for our society centered on empathy.

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