Nika Farokhzad, YPC

Nika Farokhzad of Massachusetts is the Founder of Project 9, a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) and youth-led, nonpartisan movement. 

Nika and the Project 9 team work to engage members with a diversity of local political engagement opportunities, including lobby days, campaign strategy work, advocacy workshops, and more––all at the local level. Completely led by young people in 47 states, Project 9 is fueled by the passionate work of its members who fight for justice and change every day.

Nika’s work has been featured across a variety of mediums. Most recently, she delivered a TEDx talk on the importance of comprehensive, inclusive sex education, spoke at the AYPF Youth Summit, and served as a panelist at the launch of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans’ Civic Leadership Program.

Nika will be attending Stanford University to pursue a degree in public policy.