Chair of Diversity & Inclusion

Shabeha Haque, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Shabeha (Sa-bee-ha) is a first-year EdM student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Shabeha is a proud first-generation Bangladeshi American from Atlanta, GA. After she graduated from North Atlanta High School in 2016, Shabeha continued her education at The George Washington University, where she studied International Affairs with a minor in Women and Sexuality Studies. Shabeha served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the GW Program Board.

She created equitable programming events and advocated for minority student leaders on campus as a consultant, convener, and program creator.After Shabeha graduated from GW, she pursued a career in education as a fifth-grade educator in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

For two years, Shabeha continued to advocate for students in the Fort Worth Independent School District through community outreach, creating fundraising initiatives, and programming staff luncheons.

Today, Shabeha continues to advocate for diverse communities on Harvard’s Graduate School Council. Shabeha hopes to become the first Bangladeshi-American superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools in the future.

Past Chairs of Diversity & Inclusion (formerly Chair of Policy):

  • Max Espinoza (HGSE) 2021-2022
  • Cynthia Ahmed (HLS), 2020-2021
  • Geena Parvaiz Saleh 2019-2020
  • Melina Kim, 2018-2019
  • Kelly Ramirez, 2017-2018
  • Nidhin Vidyan, 2016-2017