Aurin is a first-generation Bengali-American, the daughter of working-class immigrants, organizer, renter, and experienced policy aide. She is running to fight for working families, deliver progressive change,, and work collaboratively to move the city forward. Aurin grew up on the Southside, went to Minneapolis Public Schools, and developed a deep appreciation for the community. She has always been passionate about public service and community building because she believes that the community has the power to create the world they deserve. She has experience challenging the status quo through organizing, fighting alongside workers, and supporting progressive candidates for public office.
She has spent years shaping public policy and building inclusive coalitions – first at the office of Senator Kari Dziedzic and now as a Policy Aide at the City of Minneapolis. In her time at city hall, she has developed policies to combat wage theft, expand affordable housing for students, and deliver funding for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These experiences have provided her with a strong understanding of what it takes to get things done for residents of Minneapolis and the importance of delivering excellent constituent services. She has a strong record of public service and advocacy and is ready to bring that experience to fight for everyone at city hall.