Class of 2017
Avni grew up in Vermont, the daughter of immigrants from India. From a young age, she was aware of ways in which she and her family stood out in her small, largely homogenous town. Coming to Harvard, she was interested in working to better understand these differences as well as the commonalities people of different backgrounds still share through working at the Harvard Foundation. As a senior intern, she has spent the past three years working to promote and advance the interests of students of color on Harvard's campus. Outside of the office, Avni studies Sociology and Government, where she focuses on issues of social inequality.