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  • Name: Samia Akther Hossain

    Recipient Year: 2012

    Major: Law

    Description: Samia completed her legal education at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she was the co-coordinator of the Civil Rights Outreach Project. Samia was also an active member of the South Asian Law Students Association and the Boalt Muslim Students Association. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in International Political Economy. After college, Samia spent a year in Cairo as a Fulbright Scholar studying Arabic and teaching conflict mediation skills to refugee communities. In summer 2012, Samia worked with the ACLU’s Center for Democracy in New York working on cases related to NYPD surveillance of mosques, targeted killings in Yemen, and labor trafficking on U.S. military bases. She has since held positions at the Office of the Federal Public Defender and at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, wher she was a Law Clerk. Samia plans to continue building her legal skills to work as a civil rights attorney.

    School Name: UC Berkeley

    Sponsor: Cal Muslim Alumni Association Scholarship

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