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Avni Shah

  • Communications & Editorial Strategist

Avni is an expert communicator and writer with 15 years of experience in strategic content creation. Before joining the Lab, Avni developed articles, videos and podcasts for USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Prior to this, she supported a series of organizations in the non-profit and startup spaces in creating brand identity and awareness, and engaging and activating new and existing stakeholders. She worked for nearly a decade as a Senior Communications Specialist for Karama, a women’s rights organization focusing on advocacy in the Arab region. Avni has written pieces for the LA Times, Salon, Huffington Post, The Guardian, USC News, Trojan Family Magazine, and Viterbi Magazine. The daughter of immigrants and a volunteer for Write Girl, she is also a fiction writer focusing on themes of culture, identity and belonging. Her work has been published in various literary journals.

Avni Shah

Centers + Institutes

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab