Community Organizer and
Sahar Khan joined Chhaya CDC in 2016. As a Community Organizer and Membership Coordinator, Sahar works with Chhaya’s tenants through group workshops, individual counseling, building-wide organizing, and city-wide campaigns.
Prior to coming to Chhaya, Sahar worked for the New York Taxi Alliance since 2012, most recently in Member Accounts. She is completing her Masters degree in Labor Studies from the CUNY Professional School of Studies and has a Bachelors of Arts in Media Communications and Arts from City College. Following her passion for civil change and law, she became a Certified Paralegal in 2014 at Queens College. She was honored the CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship, where the idea to start an Islamic Studies Program began in 2010 with student petitions, the creation of a proposal, and meetings with faculty, students and administration at City College of New York. She is the recipient of the Skadden Arps Honors Program, Alan Berman Scholarship, STOCS Scholarship, and Certified Student Leader. She has served as a member of the University Student Senate, Women in Islam, Great American Minds, Muslim Student Organization, and the CUNY Undergraduate Student Government.
Sahar is of Pakistani descent and immigrated to the United States from Dubai at a young age. She is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, painting landscapes and watching documentaries.