Salima Etoka is a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Program Manager at the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting and promoting affordable homeownership in New York. She also served as an Urban Fellow at the NYC Human Resources Administration. Outside of work, she’s served on the NYC Council Young Women’s Initiative Advisory Board & New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) Young Professionals Leadership Council (YPLC). She currently volunteers with Malaika, a non-profit organization that empowers girls and their communities through education and health programs in Congo. A Harry S. Truman Scholar, Salima is passionate about immigration integration, gender equality, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Salima graduated from Trinity College with Bachelor degrees in Urban Studies, Political Science and French.