Pooja Vora received her bachelor’s from Temple University in 2011, working after as a paralegal for eight years in various areas of the law; immigration, patent, and tax. Currently, she is a Master’s Candidate at Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy where she is pursuing her interest in immigration, education, housing, and racial equity issues. At McCourt, she was a Research Assistant for Eva Rosen, where she was responsible for researching court eviction cases and researching different eviction laws. She also participated in a sprint with the U.S. Census Bureau to develop an app to help resettled refugees find services nearby.
Pooja is a founding member and current president of the McCourt Migration and Refugee Policy Initiative whose mission centers around highlighting and promoting evidence-based migration issues. She is also a student representative on the McCourt Diversity and Inclusive Environment Committee, working with staff and faculty members to advocate for and promote a more diverse student body and environment. Ultimately, she hopes to combine her areas of interest and pursue policy issues to advance equity for all children in the K-12 education system.