Amber Rahman


Amber Fatima Rahman ‘24, from New York City, is concentrating in the African American Studies (AAS) department on the Race and Public Policy track and pursuing a minor in Technology and Society. Amber is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and a 2023 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service. Her research focuses on assessing the uses of carceral and surveillance technologies within global systems of policing and incarceration. Amber works in the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. Her current project is investigating the use of ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection technology used by police, in New Jersey. In Summer 2022, she worked at the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) in Chicago to aid non-profits and city agencies in strategic planning towards racial justice. Before joining CCA, she interned at the New York City Civic Engagement Commission, working with local faith communities to promote civic engagement and collaboration in response to systemic disinvestment. Amber also worked with the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project in NYC to resist surveillance against marginalized communities. Amber is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and a member of the AAS Undergraduate Board of Advisors (UBA). She is a student organizer with SPEAR (Students for Prison Education, Abolition, and Reform) and with the Princeton Committee on Palestine (PCP). She loves to embroider, eat good food with friends, and play badminton.