Mannal Babar is a first-generation Pakistani American. She is an undergraduate student here at Rutgers University studying History, Political Science and Journalism with a minor in Women & Gender Studies. She is an Institute for Women’s Leadership Scholar, a former volunteer for the Human Rights Campaign and a current intern at Manavi. Through her work, she has joined her passion for storytelling and advocacy together. She uses various multi-media tools like creating educational websites and producing short films in order to raise awareness around various global social justice topics. Her advocacy work is rooted in her firm beliefs of equal opportunity, feminism and peace. She is currently researching and working on a project aimed at raising awareness on honor killings in South Asia.

“Women in S.T.E.A.M are important because women bring intersectional experiences, voices and platforms to the world. Moving into the future means moving with women from all walks of life because their experiences and ideas will inspire and shape the future.”