Janggo Mahmud

Community Planning Fellow • 2023

University/College Hunter College


Janggo Mahmud is pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work at The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, concentrating her studies in Community Organizing and Policy. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at SUNY College Old Westbury. She is a creative community organizer impassioned to create an ecofeminist, anti-racist future. Her previous work experiences had her organize community-based civic engagement initiatives which taught her the importance of ensuring a participatory democracy that empowers individuals at the grassroots to have a voice and role in decisions and issues that affect their lives and communities. As a social work student focusing her studies on macro-level interventions, her practice prioritizes the healing impact of storytelling to develop an in-depth understanding of people’s lived experiences in their communities. She is interested in exploring and leaning into the crucial role social workers can play to ensure development planning and implementation processes are effectively planned for and with neighborhood residents and community self-interests.