Project: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Oakland, CA. Research and policy projects related to transformative justice and responses to violence and the city of Oakland’s strategic plan.
Amisha Kambath is a rising junior in Dunster House at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with Secondary in Economics. Committed to a life motivated by justice, Amisha maintains an intense drive and passion for fighting mass incarceration and racial inequity through research, policy, and community engagement.
On campus, Amisha pursues her passion for public service in a variety of engagements. As the co-chair of the Policy Program at the Institute of Politics, the leading group on campus for researching and developing actionable solutions to issues facing the Commonwealth and nation, she oversees over 100 students working in teams to research a specific policy area and produce a policy paper with proposals for an assigned commissioner. Prior to that role, she chaired the criminal justice team within the program and managed research teams that produced a report on parole reform for life imprisonment sentences for The Sentencing Project and best community-level practices for successful reentry for Community Resources for Justice. She also serves as co-president of the Harvard College Project for Justice, a student group that aims to shed light on criminal justice issues through direct advocacy and organizing events to push for reform both within the Harvard community and beyond. Additionally, she serves on the Student Advisory Committee for the Mindich Program of Engaged Scholarship at the College to help forge other opportunities for students to get involved in public service and social impact related work.
Outside of those interests, Amisha loves listening to and discussing music, going on walks around campus, and attending the many panels/conferences hosted at Harvard.