Moumita Zaman joined Turning Point’s Board in February 2022 and brings nearly fifteen years of work experience in health, education, and economic empowerment to promote social justice in New York City’s immigrant communities. She currently works at the New York City Department of Education as District Planner and Associate Director at the Office of District Planning. Her work entails the development of strategic plans to address needs and priorities of schools and school districts through research, assessment, and engagement with community stakeholders.
Moumita previously served as the Director of Curriculum and Strategic Engagement at the New York City Commission on Human Rights where she also At the Commission, she spearheaded the Commission’s youth services and launched the innovative Youth for Equity and Solidarity (YES) Initiative. She has extensive experience working with NYC’s Muslim and South Asian communities. Prior to joining the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Moumita she served as the Director of Outreach and Advocacy at Sapna NYC, a Bronx based community organization and served on the board of Women in Islam, Inc., a non-profit that empowers Muslim women as advocates for human rights and social justice. Moumita is also a founding member and Treasurer of the inaugural Executive Committee of Bangladeshi Americans for Political Progress (BAPP). Moumita has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Queens College, City University of New York and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University.