Aarti Shahani is a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has contributed to outlets including Salon.com, New America Media, Alternet, ColorLines, and El Diario. Her first public policy report, “Local Democracy on ICE” (Justice Strategies, 2009), was cited in the Congressional Record, the New York Times, Arizona Republic, LA Times, and Wall Street Journal. Her interests are immigration, criminal justice and international development. Aarti grew up in Flushing, Queens.