Name: Mahreen Alam
Recipient Year: 2020
Major: Public Policy
Bio: Mahreen is a creative youth organizer and passionate civil liberties advocate. She has served as youth organizer at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) where she organized over a hundred youth on local campaigns such as, the Invest in Youth campaign to create a youth dedicated department in the city of Los Angeles for the cities most disadvantaged youth, and organize around anti-government surveillance programs specifically on college campuses throughout California. She is currently interning with the City of West Hollywood's Innovation and Urban policy department where she is focusing on integration of equitable green technology into urban infrastructure within lower income communities. Mahreen is currently pursuing a masters at the University of California, Los Angeles in Public Policy where she hopes to utilize both her organizing skill set and knowledge of policy analysis to build a more resilient Los Angeles that provides holistic and permanent services to the unhoused community.
School Name: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Sponsor: Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC) Scholarship
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