I am an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I was previously a staff attorney in the National Security and Civil Rights Program at Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, California. My work included litigating against the illegal confiscation of U.S. passports from Yemeni-Americans; promoting freedom of expression and academic freedom on university campuses; and challenging post-9/11 policies that undermine the civil rights and liberties of Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities..
I was previously an Arthur Liman Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, where I worked on national security, surveillance, and privacy issues, including Nee v. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
I obtained my law degree from Yale Law School, where I worked with a team of students in the Workers and Immigrants Rights Advocacy Clinic to resist racial profiling by the East Haven Police Department against Latinos through litigation (Chacon v. East Haven Police Department) and other means.
Photo credit: The photograph was taken by Razan Ghazzawi.