Rania Sohail | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Rania Sohail is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. She majored in international economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where she won the Ambassador Award and Hoya Leadership Award for her academic excellence, community leadership and extracurricular achievements.

At Georgetown, Sohail traveled to Oman and Zanzibar to study slave trade and conflict resolution as part of the Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace Program and studied mass incarceration in the U.S. as part of the Alternative Breaks Program. After graduation, she moved back to Pakistan and worked with provincial governments on service delivery reform and implementation of roadmaps to improve public health and criminal justice institutions.

At LBJ, she is involved with the Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PACC) and Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD).

Sohail is interested in international development and utilizing data for mitigating social inequalities in the areas of public health and economic mobility. She hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship at an international development organization such as the World Bank, UNDP, or Gates Foundation or a think tank such as the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution, Urban Institute, Center for Global Development or International Center for Research on Women.

Policy interests: International development; poverty alleviation; gender and health equity; data for development; social impact

 

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