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Aparna Shah

aparna.shah
Executive Director
Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
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Aparna has worked for social change and expanded democracy for 18 years. She is Executive Director of Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV), a multiracial California coalition that advances large-scale, culturally-resonant electoral campaigns to build the power of New American communities with a shared vision of progressive values and social justice. Previously, Aparna worked for the self-determination and reproductive justice of women, people of color, and queer communities, and spent several years working to transform San Francisco public schools into vibrant youth and community centers. She is on the Board of the Brown Boi Project and the East Oakland Community Playdate, has worked to build solidarity with democratic movements in Latin America, and holds a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She was born in Manila, raised in Mumbai, and lives with her family in Oakland, CA.