• About:

      Devashish (Dave) Basnet ’22 is a Jeanette K. Watson Fellow, Eva Kastan Grove Fellow, Mellon Public Humanities Scholar, Roosevelt Scholar, Phyllis L. Kossoff & Thomas Hunter Scholar who grew up in Nepal. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with minors in public policy, human rights, sociology, and Asian-American Studies at Hunter College in New York City. Devashish has worked in the non-profit and policymaking sector, specifically working towards migrant and vulnerable refugee protection policy with the International Rescue Committee in New York and Arizona, and currently serves as a lead student organizer for the Student/Farmworker Alliance. After serving as a Human Rights Legal Fellow at Justice Centre Hong Kong, a policy and legal services-oriented organization serving asylum-seekers and broader migration policy implementation throughout Asia, Devashish has joined the renowned Fund for Peace, a cutting-edge think tank in Washington D.C. researching nation-state fragility, forced displacement and electoral crises, and is currently supporting unaccompanied minors and deportation defense in Texas with RAICES. At Hunter, Devashish serves on the Roosevelt House Student Advisory Board, sits on the CUNY University Student Senate (USS) and serves as a Junior Senator in the Hunter Undergraduate Student Senate.