Sadaf Jaffer: On breaking political boundaries

How hard could it be? After working her way through Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford and now Princeton, Sadaf Jaffer has just become the mayor of Montgomery Township in New Jersey. Sadaf is the state’s first mayor from the South Asian community and she’s committed to ensuring that she is not the last. But that’s just in her spare time. By day, Sadaf is a Princeton postdoc, pursuing an academic career in South Asian, Islamic and gender studies. It’s important, she says, to bring her values and her skills to the political table.