Altaf Rahamatulla is part of the Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice team. He has pursued his passion for social justice and progressive reform through his years in legislative advocacy, nonprofit organizations, and government. His work has supported civil and human rights and has predominantly focused on reforming civil and criminal justice systems, advancing racial justice and minority rights, and protecting immigrant and migrant rights.
Altaf joined the foundation as a program analyst in 2012. Previously, he was a policy analyst with the Innocence Project, a national litigation and policy organization that seeks to overturn wrongful convictions using DNA testing.
Altaf earned his master’s degree from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and received his bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Amherst College. He currently serves on the advisory board for the New York City chapter of the New Leaders Council, which works to recruit, train, and promote future progressive leaders.