Anika Aftab supports the efforts of the Alliance for Congress and their vision for a healthier and diverse Congress. Prior to the Partnership, she worked as a Program Lead within an emergency medical response company, deploying projects and personnel to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. She was born in Bangladesh and has consulted for NGOs in several developing countries, her favorite being Guatemala. Her undergraduate degree was in Health Administration and Organizational Strategy and her Master’s degree was Health Policy and Systems Learning. Anika’s favorite public servant, Elizabeth McCord, is from one of her favorite shows, Madam Secretary. Although fictional, Elizabeth represents core moral and ethical values and takes a strategic yet tactful approach to all her decision making which ultimately leads her to becoming the POTUS.