Nishtha Yadav

Nishtha started her professional journey with FCDE as a 2020-21 Princeton in Africa Fellow. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, she worked as a journalist with one of the largest English newspapers in the country. As she collaborated with activists and community leaders for news stories, she discovered her passion for social advocacy and community engagement. Since then she has worked with nonprofits and advocacy centers in India and the U.S. to help further their vision. Most notably, she worked as a program associate with the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research, where she gained experience in community outreach and building a grassroots movement. She also worked with Boston Partners in Education as their program coordinator for Power Lunch, a reading enrichment program for students in Boston Public Schools. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication Management from Emerson College. In her free time, Nishtha likes to read, watch world cinema, and explore museums. You can reach out to her at

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