Raised in South Edmonton, and now raising her own family there, Rakhi Pancholi knows firsthand what matters to her constituents as the MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud. She also serves as the NDP Critic for Children’s Services.
Rakhi’s career before becoming an MLA was heavily involved in the Alberta education system. As a lawyer, she has experience working with the Alberta School Boards Association and was the senior legislative consultant for Alberta Education. That experience has given keen insight into what needs to be done to continue making life better for Alberta students and families.
Rakhi is also an active member in her community and is involved in a number of volunteer organizations, including ParityYEG, the Humane Animal Rescue Team, the National Education Program Committee, and the Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund. She has also provided legal advice to low-income clients, using her skills as a lawyer to help vulnerable Albertans.
Rakhi lives in South Edmonton with her husband, two children and two rescue dogs. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, and a law degree from the University of Toronto.