Aklima Khondoker is a Voting Rights Attorney and Impact Strategist dedicated to equitable democracy and restorative human rights. Her work, featured in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, CNN, and more, spans collaborations with organizations like the Brennan Center, Andrew Goodman Foundation, Human Rights Watch, and other national and in-state groups.

Serving as Chief of Programs and Strategy at Dēmos, she leads its dynamic programs and strategies for a more inclusive and equitable society. As a strategic leader, she works closely with the President and leadership teams to design and implement strategies at the intersection of Communications, Democracy, Economic Justice, and Movement Building to drive sustainable policy and systems change that center equitable outcomes for Black and brown futures.

She also serves as Senior Advisor for U.S. Programs at The Carter Center, providing strategies to advance long-term programs to improve legal frameworks, electoral administration, and racial justice in the United States. Previously, as Chief Legal Officer at New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund, she pioneered programs to protect voters and election integrity. As Georgia State Director at All Voting is Local, she enhanced access during the 2020 elections in communities of color and among historically marginalized groups.

Khondoker has also served as a Staff Attorney and the Senior Manager for the Voter Access Project at the ACLU of Georgia, a project she created to open pathways to the ballot through effective litigation, organizing, and advocacy.

Khondoker is also an active Board member of Asian Americans Advocacy Fund, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, #iVoted Summit, and the League of Women Voters, and has received awards for her civil liberties work. She also serves as Senior Advisor with Positive Sum Networks, where she provides strategies for open, honest, and safe social media engagement.

With a B.A. from Stony Brook University and a J.D. from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, she is dedicated to community service and amplifying voices through voting, legal education, and advancing human rights.