Aleena Khan is a program analyst for USIP’s office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Her role entails the development and oversight of meaningful collaborations with think tanks, civil society organizations, social start-ups, human rights activists, peace and security experts, and youth networks that are working towards building a more inclusive Pakistan.
Khan joined USIP after working for three years in research, advocacy, and community engagement at Alif Ailaan, a political advocacy campaign for education reforms in Pakistan. As community engagement manager, she led a team of 42 education champions who spearheaded education campaigns in 155 national constituencies during Pakistan’s 2018 general elections. Khan’s key research interests include education, gender, technology, governance, and democracy.
Khan has a degree in public administration from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. Her notable contributions in research include the Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 Report, which was published by Alif Ailaan and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.