Minahil earned her BA in Advocacy and Argumentation from the University at Buffalo where she was a Prentice Family Foundation Western New York Prosperity Fellow and served as the Undergraduate Student Association President. After graduation, she served at Buffalo City Hall as an AmeriCorps VISTA and on the campaign team for New York State Senate's 60th legislative district. Minahil also served as a Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society Fellow at UC Berkeley. Throughout her professional and academic career, Minahil has been interested in working on issues of equity at the intersection of gender, race and class. After completing her tenure with AIF’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, Minahil is now attending the Georgetown University Law Center to earn her JD.