Nikita Shukla

Nikita Shukla is currently an analytics associate at a global health organization, supporting various stakeholders in health systems strengthening work. She is also an active member of the WCAPS Young Ambassadors Program. Outside of work, Nikita served as the 2020 Sherpa to the G7 Youth Summit on the COVID-19 response. Nikita is currently a Global Shaper through the World Economic Forum, where she is heavily engaged in local gubernatorial advocacy. She was recently elected to serve on the Public Leaders for Inclusion Council (PLC) by America Indivisible. This past March, she completed a fellowship through the United Nations SDSN Global Schools Program as a Global Schools Advocate. Prior to her current work, Nikita was the 2019 USA Head Delegate to the G7 Youth Summit (Y7) in Paris. Nikita received the highest civilian honor from the New Jersey Senate for her advocacy work and has been featured in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Élysée Palace newsletter, and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP).
The Western Spring

The Western Spring

Over the last few weeks, The Western Spring unmasked how little Black lives matter. In the US, while Black people make up only 13% of the US population, they are three times more likely to be killed by police and make up over a quarter of deaths by COVID-19. As young leaders, we recognise that in order to succeed in our work while living in a country that continues to reinforce systematic racism and white supremacy, we must continue to challenge the institutions upholding racial and ethnic inequalities.

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