Nisha Abraham-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Nisha Abraham

CIPI Research Alumni


Nisha Abraham is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, where she earned a Masters in Public Policy and Management. Abraham completed a dual B.A. degree at the University of Texas (Austin) in Government and Philosophy. She then worked on education initiatives through Americorps and as a mathematics teacher in a Boston public charter school. Abraham was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs where she worked on several projects within the St. Louis public and private sector.

During her time at the Heinz College, she served as a Dean’s Leadership Fellow and interned at both the U.N. Department of Political Affairs’ policy planning unit and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Israeli and Palestinian Affairs. As a CIPI Fellow, Abraham helped organize CIPI's December 2010 conference in Monrovia, Liberia, on mitigating violence in Liberia’s 2011 Presidential and Legislative elections.

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