Anisah Assim spent her childhood shuttling back and forth between rural western Massachusetts and the bustling streets of New York City. The dramatic differences between the two sparked a lifelong interest in how people interact with and co-exist with the natural world.
She has kept this spark with her as she’s delved into her career in politics and policy. After college, fueled by her concerns about climate change, she joined Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Campaign in the battleground state of Florida. Following the election, she went on to work at the House Democratic Caucus where she supported the efforts of Democratic leadership and the full Democratic Caucus.
While working for the Democratic Caucus, she observed the passage and implementation of a steady stream of policies by the then administration that targeted the already marginalized. Animated by a desire to more directly counter these policies, Anisah joined the team of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).
While with CAPAC, she advocated on behalf of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and all communities of color. In her role, she pushed for policies that have helped stem the tide of rising anti-Asian hate, increase the accuracy of data on AANHPI communities, ensure equal access and opportunities for communities of color, and protect frontline communities.
Staying true to the issues that first drew her into politics, Anisah has joined the team at Third Way as a Policy Advisor for Carbon Removal. Her work is focused on advancing a suite of emerging technologies that can deliver "negative emissions" to help the US meet its net-zero goal by mid-century. In her spare time, you can find her planning her next far-flung hike, meticulously curating her concert schedule, caring for her indoor jungle of house plants, and wearing out her running shoes.
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