Astha Sharma Pokharel
Bertha Justice Fellow
Astha Sharma Pokharel is a Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she works on international human rights, corporate accountability, and abusive immigration practices. Prior to coming to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Astha was a Global Programs Fellow at Namati, an organization focusing on legal empowerment. Astha is a 2017 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was Root-Tilden-Kern scholar. During law school, she was a student advocate in the Global Justice Clinic, where she worked with communities affected by mining in Ghana to hold government and corporate actors accountable for the impacts of the industry. She was also a student advocate in the Immigrant Rights Clinic, representing individuals in deportation proceedings.