I 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 issues on university campuses, particularly with regard to student activism about U.S. foreign policy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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.

I studied Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, where I was a member of Students for Justice in Palestine and Cal Students for Equal Rights and a Valid Education (CalSERVE).

The photograph is taken by Razan Ghazzawi. The views expressed on this website are mine alone.


"Nothing so tires a person as having to struggle, not with himself, but with an abstraction." - Jose Saramago, All the Names