Aleena Mehta (She/Her)

Student, Barnard College, Columbia University
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About Aleena Mehta

Hi, my name is Aleena Mehta and I am a sophomore at Barnard College, majoring in Economics with a minor in Political Science. I grew up in Jammu and Kashmir, India, and hence have always been fascinated by the field of geopolitics. My research at the Laidlaw Foundation would revolve around extrapolating a relationship between state sovereignty and civil rights violations in the Kashmir crisis. This includes understanding the threat to the autonomy and stability of non-state actors in periods of territorial conflicts while investigating the recent socio-economic developments in the region.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Barnard College Columbia University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Economics Politics

Area of Expertise


I am from:

India United States of America

I speak:

English Hindi Urdu

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Dance Design Gym Politics & current events

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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