1450727_10102824185236953_1652679101_nI am a staff attorney in the National Security and Civil Rights Program at Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco, California. My work focuses on challenging post-9/11 policies that undermine the civil rights and liberties of Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities.

Previously, I was 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 also follow free speech and academic freedom issues on university campuses, particularly with regard to U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East.

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.