Akhila Naik

Akhila Naik

  • Director of Student Services, Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER)
Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520

Akhila Naik has extensive experience in academic, legal, corporate and federal agencies. As a licensed attorney, she practiced civil and criminal law for nearly a decade. She also taught various courses at Rider University before joining Rutgers. Most recently, before her current role at Rutgers, she was an Associate Mediator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At the EEOC, she mediated complex employment discrimination cases for the New York District. 

At Rutgers, in addition to her role as Director; she teaches courses in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER). She also conducts seminars and professional continued education courses for the Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) program. She specializes in areas that address workplace bias, discrimination and stereotypes. She oversees the Global Study Abroad program for LSER department.  

She is an experienced cross-cultural consultant and conducts diversity trainings for various corporations and organizations. She volunteers as a career coach for the New Start Career Network at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. She speaks six languages and loves to travel.