Student Action Network for Equity Liaison & Board Member
Esha Bajwa (she/her) is the Kentucky Student Voice Team's Representative to the Student Action Network for Equity and a member of the board.
Esha Bajwa (she/her) joined the Kentucky Student Voice Team after participating in the inaugural Education Justice Writing Cohort. She was immediately enthralled by KSVT's structure and operation as an organization seeking to transform Kentucky schools by allowing youth to design and lead the justice work for themselves. Since then, Esha has been heavily engaged with various projects across the organization, including contributing to the initial Race to Learn research study; writing pieces for the development of the Student Voice Forum, an independent blog that was the precursor to The New Edu; drafting scripts for the "Get Schooled" Podcast; analyzing data from the Coping with COVID qualitative research interviews; and supporting other youth-led efforts whenever needed. She also serves as one of the Student Action Network for Equity coordinators, helping to build connections with other youth organizers throughout the country.Esha got started in social justice work prior to her involvement with KSVT when she started a small club at her high school called “Students For Change.” Despite not being able to host in-person events due to COVID, Esha helped host webinars that grabbed the attention of her principal and teachers alike with guest speakers on topics like immigration stories, Native American heritage, Holocaust survivors/remembrance, Black history, Women’s history, mental health awareness, AAPI heritage and much more.After graduating from Fern Creek High School in 2022, Esha began attending the University of Louisville with the desire to study Computer Science and Engineering.