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Kasfia Islam

Kasfia Islam, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in spring of 2013. While attending The University of Texas, she interned for a nonprofit organization, Texans Care for Children, which advocates for children’s rights in state policy concerning child protective services, juvenile justice, mental wellness, health and fitness, and early childhood education and opportunities. After graduating from UT, she worked as a Youth Development Professional at the Boys and Girls Club of Austin, providing afterschool programs to underserved schools throughout the community. She currently serves as a 2014 Teach for America corps member who is passionate about closing the education gap in the Greater Houston area. Kasfia teaches Pre-Kindergarten at Shadow Oaks Elementary in Spring Branch Independent School District, a district northwest of Houston.