Georgetown University Law Center in Washington
Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA)
Foundation for Intelligent Giving (FIG)
Nicole Fauster was born and raised in a tight-knit Ugandan American community located in Atlanta, Georgia. She always had a passion for human rights. She double majored in Global Studies and Arabic, and she minored in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her passion took her all over the Middle East. She has worked in Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan on various human rights issues such as migration and refugee resettlement, human rights abuses within prison settings, and abuses of migrant workers in the region. Upon her return from Tunisia to commence her senior year at Chapel Hill, her community was rocked with the loss of Deah, Yusor, and Razan in the Chapel Hill Shootings. She shifted her professional trajectory from the international arena to domestic crises surrounding growing concerns of institutionalized Islamophobia, racism, and the government sanctioned marginalization of religious and political identities. After she graduated university in 2015, she completed both the Bayyinah Dream program and the Qalam Institute’s Seminary Program under the tutelage of Ustadh Adam Jamal and Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda respectively. Moving forward, she hopes to espouse Islamic teachings and Quranic principles in achieving justice within the American context. Having been inspired by her work at CAIR DFW, she hopes to continue working with civil rights organizations to challenge detrimental policies which further work to marginalize Muslims and other minority groups. With that aim, she chose to attend law school at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC as a Public Interest Scholar and Fellow, where she has thrived and continues to explore what the law means to her and the communities she’s hoping to protect.
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