Tasfia Rahman joined CACF as a Policy Coordinator in March 2018. Working with CACF co-executive members and staff, CACF member agencies and partners, community leaders, elected and appointed officials, and other advocacy organizations, she develops and coordinates support for CACF’s policy and legislative agenda. She specifically organizes advocacy-driven, coalition-building work in child welfare, education, health, budget advocacy, youth services, and Asian Pacific American issues.
Previously, she was a Program and Policy Analyst at Community Food Advocates. Her role involved monitoring the school lunch program in New York City public schools, developing implementation strategies to encourage more student lunch participation, and assisting with the Lunch 4 Learning campaign for universal free school lunch. Before then, she was a consultant for the New York City Department of Education Pre-K For All program, conducting outreach and community engagement.
Tasfia has a B.A. in Anthropology, Classics, and Medieval Studies from SUNY Binghamton in 2014. In the following year, she also received an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Her graduate research focuses on identifying and developing ways to combat unequal access to quality and culturally competent mental healthcare for the Bangladeshi communities in New York City.