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Abja Midha

Advocates for Children of New York
Project Director
New York, NY, USA


Abja Midha is a Project Director at Advocates for Children of New York (AFC).  Abja leads AFC’s Immigrant Students’ Rights Project, which works to protect English Language Learners’ and immigrant students’ access to educational programs and improve their educational outcomes.  She also coordinates the Coalition for Multiple Pathways to a Diploma, a statewide coalition of advocates, educators, parents and youth who have come together to urge the creation of multiple pathways to a high school diploma in New York State.  

Previously, she was a Vice President of Strategy at Teach For America, where she worked closely with the development and legal affairs teams.  She has also been a Litigation Associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP, a Law Clerk for the Honorable Charles P. Sifton with the United States District Court, E.D.N.Y., and an Equal Justice Works Fellow/ Immigration Intervention Project Staff Attorney at Sanctuary for Families.

Abja graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and earned her J.D from Yale Law School.

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