Sasha Neha Ahuja (she/her) is a community organizer and social worker with almost 15 years of experience in advocacy and politics in New York City. Sasha has built her career driving racial and gender justice and facilitating community-centered policy change in government and in local and national progressive organizations. Sasha most recently managed a New York City mayoral campaign, and previously served as chief of staff at Girls for Gender Equity, a Brooklyn-based organization that centers women and girls of color and gender-expansive youth of color in the movement to end gender-based violence. She also served as chair of the New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission and is a commissioner at the New York City Commission on Gender Equity. Sasha is an adjunct professor at a number of schools of social work across New York City, where she teaches at the intersections of racial equity and social policy and serves as a trainer for a number of progressive leadership pipeline programs across the country.
Sasha holds a BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work. While a student at CSSW, Sasha served as president of the Student Union Executive Board and worked to shift CSSW’s curriculum to center anti-racist practice. She was an intern with the Undoing Racism Internship Project (URIP), housed at the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, where she later served as a Steering Committee member, supporting student organizing efforts to codify anti-racist education within social work schools across New York City.