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Madihah Akhter

Madihah Akhter

Madihah Akhter

Associate Director, EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program

About

Madihah joined VPGE as Associate Director of the EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program in 2021. She helps run the EDGE program, which brings together first- and second-year fellows, graduate student mentors, and faculty mentors from diverse backgrounds to foster professional development and build community. Prior to joining VPGE, Madihah earned her PhD in History and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. Her academic and teaching background accompanies extensive mentoring and program management experience, including serving as an EDGE mentor and as residential coordinator for the Stanford-CUNY Humanities Research Initiative. As an inclusion & diversity consultant, she used interdisciplinary research to develop strategic approaches for fostering inclusion for companies & organizations.

In her free time, Madihah enjoys swimming, scaling rock walls, and reading fiction..