Nisha Agarwal is the Senior Advisor to the NYC Deputy Mayor, to boost civic engagement among New Yorkers and build DemocracyNYC’s efforts on immigration, disability, and healthcare. Previously, Agarwal served as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, building landmark initiatives like IDNYC, the City’s municipal identification card, and Cities for Action, a national advocacy coalition of local elected officials. She has also served as the deputy director and co-founder of the Center for Popular Democracy and the executive director of the Immigrant Justice Corps. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.