Sheila Nezhad, Public Policy Fellow
Sheila Nezhad holds a masters degree in International Development Practice from the Humphrey School for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Sheila also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from the University of Minnesota, Morris. While in her masters program, Sheila worked as a research consultant for a Tanzanian vocational education NGO and as an evaluator for JSI Research and Training, Inc. in Monrovia, Liberia. She also has conducted research on LGBT asylum, quotas for women’s political participation in India, and the intersection of sexuality, gender, and international HIV/AIDS education programs. Prior to the Williams Institute, Sheila worked as the Research and Education Manager at a community-based LGBT health organization, Rainbow Health Initiative where she helped co-author the first report of LGBT health in Minnesota.