Noshin Hoque is a political-social worker and social justice advocate. She recently graduated with her MSW, specializing in policy practice, from Columbia University. Noshin is passionate about environmental justice, educational equality, immigration rights — and most importantly, envisioning alternatives to current oppressive systems. Noshin worked with the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy, Legislators at the Suffolk County Legislature, and the Action Lab for Social Justice throughout her professional career. She was also a member of the NASW-NYS PACE committee, where she endorsed over 20 candidates running for elected office.
At Rise, Noshin hopes to build connections with communities and advocate for social issues through policy and structural change. As policy coordinator, she assists with relationship- and coalition-building to support legislative and budget advocacy at the city and state levels. Her work supports Rise’s shift to community organizing to reverse NYC’s reliance on harmful family policing systems and under-investment in communities.