Seema Choudhary was born and raised in New York City where she was exposed to community building and social activism from a very young age. She has a strong background in nonprofits with a focus on community and youth development, both locally and internationally.
Locally, she has worked for a program at Queens Library that provided health literacy courses to adult ESOL learners. Seema also designed and facilitated leadership curriculum for an after-school program at a local New York City public high school. In addition, she was involved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, conducting informational workshops at various community groups and events to increase visibility of the program.
Seema’s international experience includes a short ESL teaching stint in Turkey and living and working in Spain for two years under the Ministry of Education. Through her position in Spain, she taught at three public schools in two rural villages as part of the nation’s efforts to address their youth’s low English fluency rate.
Seema completed her mentorship at the School District of Philadelphia where she had the opportunity to design and implement a pilot series of grantwriting and fundraising trainings to school communities. She also wrote the district’s first-ever policy on crowdfunding and fundraising. Her capstone thesis project addressed the funding inequities that exist among Philadelphia’s district-run public schools.
Seema is passionate about connecting both individuals and communities with the resources that they need to thrive. Seema received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Queens College. She received her Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch College.