Rushabh “Rush” Patel joined AYPF in October 2022 as a Research and Policy Intern. His focus is on research, analysis, and review of youth-oriented policies.
Rush is a senior at the George Washington University, where he is in the honors program and is double majoring in political science and international affairs.
He has worked in government and politics for the past eight years on the local, state, national, and international levels. Throughout his work, he has been an advocate for youth engagement by pushing for young people to be given a seat at the decision-making table.
Rush is continuing his advocacy for youth by doing research and writing a thesis on how youth-adult partnerships can impact municipal policy.