Kazi Mohua is a journalist, Fulbright scholar and university faculty from Bangladesh. Kazi worked as a prime time talk show anchor and editor for over a decade, driving innovation in the newsroom. She has created popular shows that covered a variety of issues like women’s empowerment, social injustice, and political accountability. Kazi was an awardee of the US Department of State’s Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship. As a fellow, she had the opportunity to work in the United Nations headquarters and Fox News.
Kazi was always keen on asking simple, meaningful questions that can fill critical knowledge gaps. As a journalist, she was curious about the methods of designing and implementing policy and asking authorities how to best involve people in generating policies relevant to them and their communities. Journalism taught her to cut across multiple streams of politics, economics, finances, climate change, or the refugee crisis and made her extremely interested in a career in policy. She is interested in contributing solutions and thought leadership on policy issues that are crucial for a developing economy. She believes that the UBC MPPGA program will help her understand the contours of public discourse, how policy is governed, and how to best communicate policy to stakeholders.
Before studying Journalism at Arizona State University, Kazi completed her graduation in English Literature from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has been an adjunct faculty in a renowned private university in Bangladesh and writes op-ed columns for English dailies in her country. Kazi wants to work as a policy advocate to benefit her government and people and eventually form public policy and see its impact on her country.