Studies

ILR

Hometown

Orlando

Ishan Sharma is primarily interested in pursuing law as a tool for achieving domestic and international human rights. Having spent a large majority of his childhood going back and forth between India and the U.S., Ishan has considered the role of race and identity tremendously in his personal development. A senior in the ILR School with minors in Public Policy, Law & Society, and Crime, Prisons, Education, and Justice, his research focuses on how race may color our experience and observations of social conflict. He is primarily involved with his roles as president of the Pre-Law Fraternity Kappa Alpha Pi, as a John Lewis Fellow planning an upcoming March 2020 Summit on child sex trafficking in Ithaca, a board member of the non-profit Titus Mentoring, a leader for Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST), and a mentor for incarcerated youth with the Students for Students program. In his free time, he enjoys curating numerous Spotify playlists, journaling, playing ukulele & guitar, and watching Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act.