Source: The Washington Leadership Program
Safiyah Bharwani, interning at the Department of Commerce, is a rising third-year Robert W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University double majoring in Economics and Mathematics & Political Science. She is alight with passion for public policy, economics, and unravelling social inequality through human rights advocacy and social entrepreneurship. In pursuit of these interests, she actively works to combat global poverty as a fellow with the Vision in Action program, a servant leader with Emory’s Forum program, and a writer with the Emory Wheel. Even more, she recently led a team to Shanghai to compete in the regional finals for the Hult Prize, a $1 million startup social entrepreneurship competition. In addition, Safiyah is co-authoring a research paper with Dr. Emily Bianchi and leading a research project under the mentorship of Dr. Sabino Kornrich. However, Safiyah is defined most personally by her creativity both as a musician and as a writer of poetry and prose. In her spare time, she immerses herself in reading everything from astrophysics to news publications, practicing her viola and guitar, and solving puzzles.