Afif Rahman

NLC Washington DC '19 Alumnus

NLC Spark! Talk

Spark! Talk Title: Mobilizing Capital Towards Social Equity

Based in Austin, TX, Afif Rahman is the Chief Operating Officer of NuWatt Energy, a leading solar power provider in the US. Previously, he worked as a management consultant advising foundations, corporations, and government agencies through big data analytics and machine learning and as a Democratic political strategist and pollster at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, helping elect Democrats nationwide to Congress.

Afif is a firm advocate of complementing civic and political efforts with capital mobilization, asset ownership, and enterprise growth in underserved communities to bridge longstanding opportunity gaps and catalyze greater social equity. His passion for equitable social change and inclusive civic participation led him to help found a couple of non-profit organizations including the Poligon Education Fund, a national congressional advocacy and civic education organization amplifying Muslim American voices in Congress.

A native Bostonian, Afif has a B.S. in Neuroscience and Mathematics from Northeastern University. He was a member of the 2019 NLC Washington DC Fellowship Cohort.

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