Azmain Ashraf is the assistant to the Consulting team at Arabella. He provides administrative and operational support to his colleagues, including organizing team meetings, coordinating knowledge-management practices, and supporting business development. Additionally, Azmain supports various clients who are interested in convening likeminded donors to advance shared priorities.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Azmain most recently worked with the Democracy Fund, a bipartisan organization working to ensure the American people come first in the nation’s democracy, where he supported the Communications team. Azmain also has a background in the policy world, having worked as a congressional intern for Rep. Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire and as the assistant communications director in the office of the Kansas House minority leader. Additionally, Azmain has campaigning experience, having worked as the deputy communications director for the Kansas Democratic Party, where he assisted multiple campaigns in local, state, and congressional elections during the 2016 election season.
Azmain holds a BA in both political science and global & international studies from the University of Kansas. During his undergraduate years, Azmain was deeply involved in his college campus and served in various executive positions, including as president and vice president of the Jayhawk Political Awareness Club, treasurer of the Bengali Student Association, and recruiter for Jayhawks Without Borders. Additionally, he was active in the academic community, working both as an academic tutor in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and as a research assistant for two projects: one focused on human trafficking, and another on financial opportunity. Azmain also studied abroad at the University of Birmingham, located in the United Kingdom, where he explored courses in European-American relations.
Azmain is an avid basketball fan—he wholeheartedly supports his alma mater in the NCAA and the New York Knicks in the NBA. He also enjoys traveling, reading thriller novels, and supporting local candidates in elections. Azmain is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh but has also lived in Toronto and Kansas.