Sinthia Shabnam is the 2021 Legislative Fellow for Poligon. Sinthia prepares weekly legislative updates, and sends out Hill Happenings highlighting important legislation and issues of interest from Capitol Hill. She also prepares educational guides on Congressional advocacy, policy briefs, and action alerts in addition to engaging in weekly coalition meetings and policy and advocacy events.
Sinthia has worked for the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice, the NC General Assembly,
MPower Change, Muslim Women For, and Real Facts NC serving in multiple fellowships in community organizing and policy research, mobilizing Muslim Americans and promoting civic engagement. She is also passionate about empowering Muslim youth in leadership, serves as a recurring public speaker and host for Al-Maghrib Institute, volunteer for Helping Hand for Relief and Development, ICNA Relief, MAS National, Zakat Foundation, Islamic Relief, and serves on the executive team at her local masjid.
Sinthia is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at NC State University and UNC Chapel Hill, an previously double-majored and received her B.A. in Political Science with a Concentration in Public Policy and Sociology from NC State University.