2022 - 2023 Fellows

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Sheaa Amin is an Honors College junior at the School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science and Mathematics with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her interests lie in taking a gender-based lens on political participation, labor relations, and advocacy. She is a second-year Leadership Scholar at the Institute for Women’s Leadership, focusing her Social Action Project on gender-based inequities in the service industry. Most recently, Sheaa was a 2022 recipient of the Rutgers Eagleton-Washington Award and spent her summer interning at APIA Vote in Washington D.C. Here, she further developed her passions for grassroots organizing, civic engagement, and uplifting the voices of the Asian American community. Prior to this role, she has worked on various campaigns on their Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) outreach efforts, ranging from local to presidential. Sheaa has been involved at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), where she developed the policy action project curriculum and helped execute the NJ NEW Leadership ® Program. She was chosen to attend the Harvard Public Policy and Leadership conference during the fall of her sophomore year, which helped her realize her passions could be turned into a career. Sheaa plans to pursue a career in advocacy or legislative affairs before pursuing her Masters in Public Policy. Sheaa is a proud member of Douglass College, previously serving as the mentor-in-residence to the Douglass Changemaking Community for continuing students within the Honors College. Around campus, Sheaa serves as a Resident Assistant, as SAS 2024 Representative in the Rutgers University Student Assembly, and on the executive board of Alpha Chi Omega. In her free time, Sheaa loves spending time with her dog, trying new coffee shops, and watching musicals.