Aklima Akter (she/her/hers) is a co-founder of Platform and serves as the Director of Outreach. She works on building community relations and expanding chapter organizations nationally. She is experienced in community and government relations through her work at the New York City Comptroller’s Office. Aklima has worked on grassroots organizing such as Young Muslims, Youth Groups, and lobbying for Muslim and minority rights. Aklima strives to help young Muslim women become more in touch with their identity, be confident in their own passions, and create their own stories. Her work has always stressed the importance of intersectional issues that must be heard locally and nationally. Platform has been the best place for her to nurture and grow her passion.
Aklima is in her junior year at the College of Staten Island majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Administration.