Harper's Bazaar March 2016 - Page 144

AT WORK Bazaar NISH A A G A RWA L COMMISSIONER, MAYOR’S OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS New York City is home to the largest number of foreign-born immigrants groups, campaigns, and unions to further policy agendas. Agarwal ran in the world, and Nisha Agarwal, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office the organisation for three years, and helped establish CPD offices in New of Immigrant Affairs, has been tasked with ensuring their success in the York City, Washington, and Oakland, and staff in Minnesota, Boston, city. Since her appointment by mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, the 37-yearPhiladelphia, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Chicago. old Punjabi-American has worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of “The function of my office is about impact, launching and delivering immigrant families across the city. She has created inter-city alliances for programmes, policies, and initiatives that will improve and change the lives national immigration reform, partnered with countless community of New Yorkers.” It’s with this goal that Agarwal is able to derive so much organisations, and in a first-of-its-kind citywide drive, launched an happiness and fulfillment from her work. Fresh-faced and full of energy, identification programme that’s helping make easier the lives of over Agarwal doesn’t look like a woman who has spent close to a decade in classrooms three million immigrants. pursuing degrees; in