Sarah Farouq is a community advocate in the National Security and Civil Rights program at the AAAJ-ALC. Sarah comes from a background of community organizing and advocacy in her various capacities in local and statewide organizations. She came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee and has been advocating for her communities since. She has been engaged in fighting economic, immigration, criminal injustice, and more recently has been advocating against surveillance and exclusion of AMEMSA communities. Sarah hopes to continue her advocacy efforts to advocate and uplift AMEMSA communities in her role at the NSCR program and beyond. She hopes to continue to grow her organizing and advocacy skills while developing her experience in legal advocacy. Sarah plans to eventually earn her Juris Doctor and continue to advocate for marginalized communities impacted by systemic injustice from a legal capacity and uplift their issues on a policy level.