On today’s episode of “how much Punjabi can you cram into one picture” #nofilterneeded #cuzwerethatrangbiranga #punjabisuits #punjabi #punjabimemes #punjabimunda #punjabian #punjabi_trendz #punjabimodel
Achieving goals I didn’t even know I had 💙💖 . . . #withalittlehelpfrommyfriends #motorcycle #punjabisuits #punjabian
Today is my best friend’s birthday! Have you ever met someone so genuine, brilliant, and fun as Ulises? It kills me to be away from him on his birthday for the second year in a row (last year, I was in Sweden). But the way he supports me in pursuing my goals, even when it means being far away, is one more thing that makes him special. Also he will never tell people it’s his bday so I have to do it for him 🤡🤡 Don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday today! ❤️🥰🥳🎉🎊🎈❤️
6 MONTHS / ਛੇ ਮਹੀਨੇ / seis meses til we get married! If you need something to be patriotic about today, let it be the (re)browning of America ✌🏽✌🏽✌🏽we are here to build & improve, seek justice and thrive 🇺🇸 happy 4th folks!
Can we talk about this unreal sunset next to a Buddhist monastery on a mountaintop in Shimla? One of the most breathtaking things I’ve ever seen. Check out my blog for more photos (link in bio)!
I can already read all these signs in Punjab! 🥭 #fluent #recentlyusedmangoemoji #fulkariduppata
Spent a week in India and so far only took pictures of food 🤷🏾♀️ #mangoesontap #cls2019 #clspunjabi
Kills me that I won’t be able to make it to any pride events this month, but I am there with you in spirit! 🌈🌈🌈 all year obviously, not just now. #pride #pride2019 #lgbtq #lovewins #loveislove #rainbowhashtagsforever
I’m not nostalgic about graduation week or anything...
In the first semester of the MPP program, we were encouraged to adopt a networking style called “island broker.” Island brokers gain social power by being connected to several different networks. Brokers are incentivized to keep their islands separate, to be the only connection between them. I wholeheartedly reject this strategy and its power. The greatest joy and success I’ve ever felt is in connecting people, and being connected by and to others. With the privilege of this degree and the incredible network that comes with it, I promise to step up my connecting game. On graduation day, a Dean welcomed us to the “fellowship of educated individuals.” Screw that. Higher ed admissions are rigged, to say nothing of the greater inequities built into the global education system. Graduating from here is a great honor, one that I could not have accomplished without the support of my family. But it does not make me fundamentally different than if I had not. The main gift I have received from Harvard is not the piece of paper, but the relationships. I have a new, close-knit family of incredible public servants. I can attest that my classmates are brilliant, compassionate, and driven. May we share this immeasurable wealth. May we expand it by seeking expertise from beyond our island. May we build bridges between islands and eliminate the need for brokers! ✊🏾 💪🏿 🌈 P.s more photos coming...I couldn’t fit them all here 😬
This is the face of someone who’s about to bombard you with a bunch of #graduation photos!
The graduation festivities have begun! Beyond whatever prestige is associated with this place, the people here are absolutely incredible. I’m so grateful that I get to be in their presence! Pictured here are my family❤️, some of my amazing professors, Tim McCarthy, Khalil Muhammad and Quinton Mayne, and of course my badass co-marshal and jumpsuit twin @amanda_r_matos!
The quality of these photos is inversely correlated with the quality of the people in them 👩🎨 #policynerds #allinclusiveresort #noninclusivephotographcollection #whydiditakesofewpics
Some of the incredible organizers I’ve been lucky to work with this year! Racial equity curriculum petition group + AAPI caucus leadership team...these guys taught me more than any class or lecture. They taught me what it looks like to push an institution from the inside, build an inclusive community, and critically engage with issues of identity and representation. Celebrating them with sunshine and 5 matching lobsters! PS folks you can still sign the petition here: bit.ly/hksstudentdemands