Jamila Khan is the newest addition to The National GEM Consortium. She serves as the Innovation Program Manager for the Entrepreneurship Programs working with GEM’s Inclusion In Innovation Initiative (i4). In this role, she is identifying opportunities for support of the I-Corps program and collaborating with universities to bring awareness of entrepreneurship in STEM. She has a personal connection to the entrepreneurial spirit and strives to be an advocate for GEM’s i4 program. Jamila has dedicated her career to public service with an expansive background in government, nonprofit, and higher education. Jamila brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Her work is guided by her passion for social justice and policy.
As a natural problem solver and trained in social science, she is committed to understanding how decisions impact communities and system disparities. She is a strategic leader and has collaborated in the design and implementation of processes to address constituent concerns and alleviate barriers to accessing resources. Jamila is committed to bridging the resource gap and advancing educational access for underrepresented groups. She has leveraged this opportunity by working for the CUNY College Now program to provide high school students with access to higher education. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy with a specialization in Management and Leadership from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She is a trained mediator.
Jamila is a born and bred New Yorker with South Asian/Bangladesh roots. Based in NYC, you can find her dining at local mom-and-pop restaurants across the city (shop & support local), volunteering at an interfaith soup kitchen, and traveling to new countries. Through the art of storytelling, she believes we can bridge any divide and find intersectionality. She is a recent Design Fellow for Women Creating Change (WCC), a local nonprofit organization that is creating an equitable New York City where all women are civically engaged.