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Desi Girl Conference
South Asian Youth Action! New York, NY
May 17, 2014

Asian Awareness Month Closing Ceremonies
Inter-Asian Council at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA
April 30, 2014

(Re)Emerging Political Actors: Nonprofits and Immigrant Incorporation
Eagleton Institute of Politics, New Brunswick, NJ
April 17, 2014

Immigration Day
The New Americans Center, Kingsborough Community College, New York, NY
April 3, 2014

The Role of the Immigrant Vote in the NYC 2013 Elections
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Center for Community and Ethnic Media, New York, NY
September 4, 2013

Mayoral Forum on Tolerance and Cultural Sensitivity
Museum of Tolerance, New York, NY
August 15, 2013

Changing Faces of Leadership
Campus Progress, Washington, DC
July 17, 2013

Rising Stars
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 22, 2013

South Asian Awareness Network
University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, MI
January 18, 2013

2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute
Urban Habitat, San Francisco, CA
January 16, 2012

Expanding the Civic Equation: Immigrants as Voters, Candidates, and Policy Makers
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation Winter Convening, Washington, DC
December 11, 2012

Panelist on The Inside Story of the Election 2012: Fast Politics and Faster Media Meet a Rapidly Changing Electorate
New School Center for New York City Affairs, New York City
November 14, 2012

Sometimes White, Sometimes Not: Segmented Political Incorporation Among South Asians in NYC 
Presentation for panel on Immigrant Political Incorporation: Lessons for Theory and Practice Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC
April 15, 2012

Educational Justice in South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University
Keynote Speaker
April 6, 2012

Queens College Urban Studies Fall Lecture Series
New Americans in NYC and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities for Political Participation
November 9, 2011

National Immigration Integration Conference in Seattle, WA
Panelist on New Americans Represent! Immigrants as Elected Officials
October 25, 2011

Take Back the American Dream Conference, Washington, D.C.
Panelist on Be Heard: Collaborative and Inclusive Leadership  and The Color of Power
October 4, 2011

The Beautiful Foundation Fourth Seeds of Giving Conference, New York
Keynote Speaker
August 31, 2011

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Convention, Detroit, MI
Panelist on Our Voice Counts! Engaging Asian Americans in the Political System
August 11, 2011

Asian/American Studies Seminar at Queens College, Queens College, NY
Civic Capacity and Educational Outcomes: A Preliminary Analysis of Community Advocacy for South Asian Student Needs
August 4, 2011

APIA-Vote Michigan, Troy, MI
Keynote speaker at first annual dinner
June 23, 2011

National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development Annual Convention, Washington, DC
Panelist on Putting Our Agenda into Action: Making an Impact in 2012
June 22, 2011

South Asian Journalists Association Convention, New York, NY
Panelist for opening panel on South Asians Changing America
June 17, 2011

Funders Committee on Civic Participation Spring Convening, Portland, OR
Panelist on Before and Beyond the Cycle of Civic Engagement: Immigrant Communities Fighting for Full Citizenship and Fair Representation
June 15, 2011

Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, New York
Panelist on Immigrant Electoral Power: The Changing Face of Leadership in NYC
October 19, 2010


Minority representation gaps, by the numbers
The Washington Post, October 22, 2014

Most States are Failing on Asian American Representation
APPI Voices, October 13, 2014

Being a Mother Cured Me from My Perfectionist and Workaholic Ways
Quartz, May 11, 2014 (Reposted on Government Executive)

Ladies (and gentlemen, too), don’t listen to Sheryl Sandberg and please think before you speak
Quartz, March 12, 2014

A Beautiful Ad for ‘America the Beautiful’
The Huffington Post, February 3, 2014

Millions of Immigrants, but Only a Few in Office
The New York Times, January 31, 2014

American Citizens, but Foreigners Forever
New Jersey Star-Ledger, September 17, 2013

Congress Shouldn’t Leave Immigration Bill Behind This September
The Huffington Post, September 12, 2013

A Letter to Huma
The Feminist Wire, August 1, 2013

Immigrant Couples Win in Supreme Court Decision
The Huffington Post, June 26, 2013

The “Gang of 5” Who Could Kill Immigration Reform
Get Engaged | Congress.org, May 29, 2013

For Immigrant Women, Path to Congress Is Slower
The Huffington Post, April 29, 2013

Immigrant Women Strengthen American Democracy
Moms Rising, April 10, 2013

Opinion: Economy and immigration linked to American dream
CNN: In America, February 13, 2013

Opinion: Playing Politics Won’t Get Us to the Finish Line on Immigration Reform
National Journal: The Next America, February 5, 2013

Opinion: The Rising U.S. Electorate Needs Its Own Leaders
National Journal: The Next America, January 7, 2013

Immigrant Candidates See Historic Wins in 2012 Congressional Races
National Journal: The Next America, November 12, 2012

Female immigrants also won big in the US election
Quartz, November 8, 2012

5 Questions on Immigration We Wish Jim Lehrer Would Ask
The Huffington Post, October 1, 2012

A Comprehensive Strategy for Immigration Policy
National Journal: The Next America, September 10, 2012

Democrats and Republicans need a plan to keep American dream alive
CNN: In America, September 6, 2012

Immigrants at the RNC: Representation Without Authenticity
The Huffington Post, August 29, 2012

Opinion: America’s racially mixed suburbs on the political landscape
CNN: In America, August 3, 2012

Dreams Come True for Nearly 1 Million Young People
National Journal: The Next America, June 15, 2012

Demographics May Not Be Destiny
National Journal: The Next America, June 11, 2012

A Tribute to the Voices of Our Immigrant Mothers
National Journal: The Next America, May 13, 2012

Celebrating Diversity in Public Schools
The Huffington Post, April 13, 2012

Women Like To See Each Other Fail, And Other Huge Myths
Business Insider, March 1, 2012

A Step Further in Support of Immigration Reform
The Huffington Post, January 26, 2012

Year of the Immigrant
The New York Times Campaign Stops Blog, January 12, 2012

Asian Americans: A Growing Political Force
The Huffington Post, December 20, 2011

Ten Years Later: A Return to Our Ideals
The Huffington Post, September 9, 2011

Welcome Mat and Spiked Gate: Two Stories of Immigrants in the United States
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts | Vol. 4, No. 3, Field Notes from the September 11 Moment (Summer 2011), pp. 373-379

From the Community to the Capitol: Census Figures and Leadership in the U.S.
The Huffington Post, April 4, 2011

Being Immigrant, Becoming American
The Huffington Post, February 15, 2011

Leading the Way on Immigration Reform
The Huffington Post, January 20, 2011