Khalil Shahyd

Regional Network: 
Eastern Regional Network
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PhD Candidate
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
New York New York

Khalil Tian Shahyd originally from New Orleans, LA has been an advocate and community organizer for over ten years in urban and rural settings and in local and international contexts. In 2002 Khalil was the Community Land Specialist and Youth Program Coordinator with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund in Epes, Alabama.  From 2005-2006, Khalil worked as a Research Associate in the Human Development Resource Center of the United Nations Development Program India Country Office. Khalil He also served as Project Manager for the New Orleans Citizen Participation Project, a public campaign to design and institutionalize a formal mechanism for public participation in city policy. Khalil holds a Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Khalil serves on the New York Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee. He is currently a fourth year Ph.D. student at the University of Delaware