- Discerning eye for drafting strategic reports.
- Skillful in researching socio-political issues pertaining within Islamic countries.
- Areas of expertise: Middle East, North Africa, and South East Asia region.
- Astute in assessing violations against the Rule of Law and International Human Rights Conventions.
- Perceptive in preparation of discovery documents, and pleadings.
- Published author and editor of International legal reports.
- Competently organized and conducted fact finding missions on human right issues in Nepal, Pakistan, India, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
- Efficiently planned, implemented, and coordinated the mission of four diplomats on behalf of Amnesty International to Nepal in 2005.
- Experienced in providing advice, support and technical assistance in the improvement of gender based violence programs.
- Effective in planning and supporting training programs on gender equality.
- Able to skillfully manage a team of 30 people in order to achieve organization’s mission goals.
- Deftly conducted interviews with all major Moroccan Women’s Rights organizations on the modifications of the Code of Personal Status.
- Liaison agent with donors (Ford Foundation, Netherlands Embassy, UNDP, etc).
Legal Researcher– Self-Employed; April 2009 to Present
Researcher– Drane Associates, Austin, Texas; October 2008 – March 2009
Marketing Communications Specialist– SpeedTech Lights, Austin, Texas; November 2006 – September 2008
Marketing Communications Specialist– Carrington’s Bluff Bed and Breakfast, Austin, Texas; September 2003 – October 2008
Legal Researcher– AGHS Law Firm, Lahore/UNDP, Pakistan; February 2005 – August 2005
Project Manager/Researcher– Amnesty International / South Asians for Human Rights, Katmandu, Nepal; April 2005
Law Clerk– Texas Civil Rights Project, Austin, Texas; September 2004 – December 2004
Law Clerk – Political Asylum Project of Austin, Austin, Texas Law Clerk Internship, January 2003 – July 2003
Teaching Assistant- Department for Jewish Studies, University of Texas at Austin, August 2001-August 2003
Researcher– University of Texas at Austin, Fez, Rabat; Casablanca, Morocco; June 2002- August 2002
Law Clerk– Ben Soussan Law Firm, Golfe-Juan, France: July 1996 and July 1997
L.L.M Program in “Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environment Law”, University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, Class of 2012
Master of Arts in “Middle Eastern Studies”, 2003, Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi (GPA: 4.0)
University of Texas at Austin
J.D in “Economics and Business Law”, 2000, University of Nice, School of Law – Nice, France
EDITOR AND AUTHOR
- “Violence Against Women 2004 Report”, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
- “Laws of Custody and Guardianships for Minors”, “Violence Against Women”, “Children’s Rights”, AGHS Legal Aid Cell May 2005.
- “Title IX and Gender Inequality in Texas Athletic Program” Texas Civil Rights Project, April 2007, http://texascivilrightsproject.org/tcrp/docs/tcrp_titleix_2007.pdf
- “South Asians for Human Rights Nepal Report” The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, May 2005 http://lawasia.asn.au/objectlibrary/154?filename=SAHR.pdf
- “Death Penalty and Juvenile Offenders” June 2005 for AGHS Legal Aid Cell
- “Family Law and Women’s Rights in Morocco” Master Thesis May 2003.