Akifas\ Khan is the co-founder of Khantent Productions which changes minds through the power of storytelling. Akifa is also a MPAC Hollywood Bureau Fellow. She works on award shows, panels, screenwriters’ workshops, and young leaders summits to help create opportunities for American Muslim artists to expand their network and knowledge. She also interns at The Sundance Institute. She recently worked as the social media and outreach coordinator for a documentary called Dalya’s Other Country. As a screenwriter and producer herself, she co-created a short film called Muslim Writers’ Room to tackle the lack of diversity in the industry. Akifa has also produced projects honing in on racism and bigotry, including a PSA with Russell Simmons and a music video that calls on more Muslim women to vote. She is a proud graduate of Emerge California, which teaches minority women to seek and run for political office. She graduated with a B.A. in both Political Science and Communication from the University of Southern California. Akifa has an incredible passion as both a political activist and writer/producer. She vehemently works to intertwine the two passions in her career.