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Alishbah Saddiqui

Position: Youth Leader
Categories: Team

Alishbah Saddiqui joined Turning Point in the summer of 2022 as a part-time Youth Leader. She has a triple major in Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography from Hofstra University. Additionally, she recently graduated from The New School with a Master’s in International Affairs. Alishbah previously interned at the New York State’s Division of Human Rights where she handled and investigated claims of discrimination. She also interned for the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), where her research on the international gun trade’s influence on women and domestic violence supported the organization at the UN’s Biennial Meetings of States. Being a first-generation immigrant, Alishbah saw first-hand the challenges she and her family faced living in New York post-9/11. Turning negative experiences into positive ones, Alishbah used her GIS background to make and present multiple maps countering islamophobia and debunking myths about terrorism and immigrants. She is passionate about Muslim women’s issues, and wrote her honors dissertation about islamophobia, misogyny, and Islamic feminism. Alishbah is excited for this opportunity at Turning Point to continue pursuing her passion for women, human rights, and the Muslim community. She is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.