Akansha Khurana is a rising junior in the Honors College, majoring in Economics and Psychology. Her interests in public service stemmed from her participation in the Petey Greene program, a volunteer program dedicated to reducing recidivism rates for incarcerated individuals by providing them with tutoring sessions. As an aspiring lawyer, her main interests lie in prison reform and international human rights. Currently, Akansha is an inaugural member of the Rutgers Advocacy Corps and the GROW coordinator for GlobeMed at Rutgers, a student run non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about local and global health issues. As the GROW coordinator, next summer she will be going to Kampala, Uganda to work with GlobeMed’s partner organization, Reach a Hand Uganda. Outside of her studies she enjoys drinking coffee, playing chess, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes. Akansha is very excited to participate in the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship and cultivate valuable leadership skills for her prospective career in public service.
2020 - 2021 Fellows
- Research Topic: The Effect of Perceived Polarization on Voter Turnout