Originally from Pakistan, Niha was raised in Dallas, Texas and holds a BA in Finance and minor in Political Science from The University of Texas at Dallas, and a JD from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL. During her time at University of Texas at Dallas, she served as the President of Pakistani Students Association and worked at JPMorgan Chase for two years as a corporate analyst maximizing the company’s profitability index and models while developing new best practices.
During law school, she was a board member for Student Bar Association as well as Vice President for South Asian Law Students Association. Additionally, she served as project lead at the International Human Rights Clinic at JMLS and predominantly worked on investigating the human trafficking of Puerto Rican substance abusers in Chicago, IL. She also provided intakes for domestic violence victims and addressed immigration reforms from May 2015 to May 2017.
After graduating from law school, she interned at the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU) focusing on international and domestic policies concerning economic justice, education, housing, voting rights, and environmental justice. In her most recent position as a Legislative Fellow with Poligon Education Fund, she served as the direct liaison for legislative, policy, and public affairs regarding all constituent matters while cultivating superior partnerships and alliances.
She is excited to utilize her legal and finance background and join the Office of Representative Al Green (D-TX-09) as their 2018 – 2019 legislative fellow!