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Imaad Khan is a policy analyst at the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy. His work at the center focuses on health care, climate, and community engagement.
Imaad graduated from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs in 2016 with a master's degree in global policy studies. He also holds a BA in religious studies with a minor in Arabic from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time at UT, Imaad was an Arabic Flagship Scholar and lived in Syria and Egypt where he studied Arabic and conducted research on gender separation in houses of worship. After returning to Texas, Imaad worked in Austin as a refugee case manager coordinating resettlement services for refugees from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, the DRC, Eritrea, Nepal, Bhutan, and Somalia.
Imaad is also an accomplished performance poet. He has represented Austin at the Brave New Voices poetry competition in NYC, won Texas Revue, and has been an invited speaker and performer at various festivals, charity fundraising dinners, and university events across the country.