Maliha Akhtar joined Cause Effective as an intern in 2016 through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Work, Learn & Grow Employment Program, as well as the NYC Department of Education’s Work-Based Learning Resource Center. She came on staff in 2018 to help maintain Cause Effective’s database and provide other administrative and program support. Maliha graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2020, studying fashion business management. Now she is continuing her studies there, majoring in International Trade & Marketing with a minor in Economics. She is passionate about photography in the age of social media, women’s fashion, and volunteering.