Tahil Sharma is a graduate from the University of La Verne, majoring in Spanish and minoring in International Studies. He currently serves as a Youth Representative for the Parliament of the World’s Religions to the United Nations and worked as the Event Co-Lead and Fund the Mission Lead for the Claremont and La Verne Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. As an active interfaith activist, he has done extensive work with the Parliament, Interfaith Youth Core, and Future50, a collaborative by the Interreligious Council of Southern California and USC’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Future50 recognizes interfaith members within Southern California who will impact the landscape of religious diversity and service for the next half century.
Born in Los Angeles to an interreligious Hindu and Sikh family, he traveled widely between India and the United States, but calls the city of Claremont, California his home. He has contributed blogs and articles to ifyc.org, The Interfaith Observer, LinkedIn, and the CPWR Blog. He enjoys learning about the diversity the world has to offer and how he can serve it as a Newman Civic Fellow in the fight against prejudice and discrimination while fighting for food security in his local community. Tahil is fluent in Spanish, Hindi-Urdu, and Punjabi, and is learning Japanese, Korean, and Arabic.