Khan completed his K-12 education in public schools right here in the Bay Area. After graduating as a high school valedictorian, Khan attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he triple majored in Economics, Political Science, and Rhetoric, and minored in Global Poverty and Practice. Khan maintained honors standing eight out of eight semesters, and was awarded the Travis Scholarship in Politics and Ethics. He graduated with High Honors in Economics and High Distinction in General Scholarship.
Khan attended Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was President of the Muslim Law Students Association and Communications Chair of the South Asian Law Students Association. He also served as the Managing Technical Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Khan has created a Google Doc with resources for those who are interested in law school, available here.
Khan has also created a Google Doc that describes the studying strategies he used to pass the California bar exam, available here.
As an undergraduate, Khan interned for Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district office, the nonprofit transparency organization MapLight, and a bankruptcy attorney. During the summer breaks in law school, he interned in Washington, DC for the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Office of Government Ethics.
After graduating from law school, Khan was accepted into the Presidential Management Fellowship program. He worked for the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the Food and Nutrition Service. Khan worked on several policy priorities of the Obama Administration at the state level, including minimum wage, paid sick and family leave, voting rights, gun violence prevention, occupational licensing, and the opioid crisis.
Khan was an Access Control Volunteer at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He worked for the Kamala Harris for Senate campaign in its Los Angeles headquarters, and then accepted a position as the deputy digital director for the Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate campaign in its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan moved back to the Bay Area and worked for SCN Strategies (now known as Bearstar Strategies), a political consultancy. Khan served as the finance and data director for San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's reelection campaign.
Khan has created a Google Doc that compiles notes from several books he has found helpful during his academic and professional career, available here.
Informing the Public
Khan is the writer of the Rain and Sunshine Saga, a series of interconnected, research-backed fictional narratives, each of which revolves around a policy area of public concern. They are as follows:
American Opioid: A single mother of a disabled child struggles with opioid use disorder after an automobile accident.
Cochlear: A deaf boy with a hidden gift struggles against bullying and apathy in an underfunded public school system.
Game On! Esports and #MeToo: An aspiring female esports athlete struggles against discrimination and lack of representation.
Digital Mafia: An Asian American family with a small business contends with racism and the new realities of the attention economy, data privacy, and surveillance capitalism.
Silicon Valley Giants: The young founders of a business startup are exploited by the owners of the vast platforms they must rely on to reach customers.
All five narratives are being released for free in audio format as podcasts. American Opioid is currently available for listening on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other apps. The remaining narratives are being prepared for launch.
Khan has worked in a variety of areas, but one unbroken thread runs through it all: serving and informing the public. He is excited by the prospecting of fighting for you in Sacramento, and hopes to earn your vote.