Rubaab Poonawala

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Major: Human Rights '23

Rubaab Poonawala is a third-year Human Rights major in the Class of 2023, serving as GSSC’s Diversity and Equity Representative. She studied in France as part of the Dual BA with Sciences Po, and is now beginning her first year on the Columbia campus. Rubaab is passionate about gender and religious rights and inequalities, motivating both her major of choice and her application for this position. Through this position, she hopes to focus on sexual violence and gender-based discrimination on campus within the larger framework of intersectionality and unequal access to resources. Furthermore, she would like to actively work with the Diversity and Equity teams throughout the Columbia schools in order to holistically promote an inclusive environment.