Qudsiya Naqui is an attorney specializing in immigration policy and access to justice currently based in Washington DC. Qudsiya recently joined the Pew Charitable Trusts as a research officer for the newly created civil legal System Modernization Project. She previously served as a senior program manager at Equal Justice Works, where she designed and implemented programs focused on increasing access to justice for marginalized communities by launching the careers of attorneys committed to public service. Before joining Equal Justice Works, Qudsiya was a program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, focusing on the management of programs to deliver legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody. She began her career practicing immigration law, focused on the representation of central American and south Asian women fleeing domestic violence. Qudsiya is an avid runner and cyclist, and serves on the board of the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes.
After graduating from Stuart in 2002, Qudsiya received a B.A. in political science with a concentration in human rights from Barnard College, and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
You can learn more about Qudsiya from her blog otherwiseenabled and an article in the Inspired Life section of the Washington Post.