Intern Alumni

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2012

Haney Noureddin

Government Affairs Intern – Fall ’12

Haney is a Government Affairs intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in history. Haney has previously worked for Halal Farms USA and the U.S. Soccer Federation. Haney is interested in learning more about government policy and hopes to become a law professor. He enjoys writing, soccer, and watching movies in his free time. Haney played soccer overseas for two years and one of his favorite non-fiction authors is Chris Hedges.

 

 

William von Schrader

Government Affairs Intern – Fall ’12

William is a Government Affairs intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently attending DePaul University and majoring in political science and on the Dean's List. William previously interned for Karen Buck a member of parliament in the UK in 2011. He hopes to establish a career where he will do work that can truly better the world for everyone. William enjoys history, philosophy, football, and cooking. He is also of recognized German nobility.

 

 

Molly Feldheim

Outreach Intern – Fall ’12

Molly is an Outreach intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently a junior at Loras College majoring in social work and psychology. She has previously worked with after school programs for elementary school students in Iowa. Molly hopes to get a Master's degree in social work or social justice studies. She is interested in working with different agencies that advocate for minority groups. In her free time she enjoys reading and writing poetry.

 

 

Sarah Rourke

Outreach Intern – Fall ’12

Sarah is an Outreach intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a senior at DePaul University majoring in Islamic World Studies. Sarah hopes to earn a PhD in contemporary Islamic studies and to one day work behind policy-makers in Washington D.C. and educate them about Islam and Muslims. Sarah loves to learn, dance, and has an obsession for historic architecture.

 

 

Brittany Moore

Communications Extern – Fall '12

Brittany is a Communications Extern at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Marketing at Lewis University. She previously served as an Executive Management Assistant, Area Manager, and University Staff. Brittany hopes to pursue a career in market research, business relations, and international marketing. She enjoys writing, reading, and traveling in her free time. Brittany also did gymnastics including swimming and track.

 

 

Dartunorro Clark

Communications Intern – Fall '12

Dartunorro is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in political science and communication. Dartunorro works as Resident Assistant for UIC campus housing. He has previously interned for the Better Government Association, Congressman Danny K. Davis, Changing Worlds, and Friends of the Chicago River. Dartunorro is a McKelvie Scholar, the recipient of the CME Group Mayoral Awardon and is on the Dean's List. He hopes to become a political journalist, travel nationally and internationally documenting injustices and human rights issues. Dartunorro is especially interested in working in countries without significant press presence. He hopes his experiences will lead him to one day work for the U.N. or the White House where he can impact policy and increase cultural competencies. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing and reading.

 

 

Sania Merchant

Law Clerk – Fall ’12

Sania is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from law school. She graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law in May 2012. She also received her B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated summa cum laude. Sania is interested in employment law and civil rights issues. She is excited about contributing to the civil rights department at CAIR-Chicago and to gain professional experiences.

 

 

Devon Lawrence

Law Clerk – Fall ’12

Devon is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently a student at the University of Chicago majoring in Political Science and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Devon hopes to attend law school in the future and potentially pursue a career in public interest. In her free time, Devon enjoys knitting and playing instruments including the clarinet, trumpet, and bass guitar.

 

 

Rahman Akinlusi

Law Clerk – Fall ’12

Rahman is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a student at the University of Chicago majoring in political science and sociology. Rahman has previously worked at Grassroots Campaign Inc., the University of Chicago Oriental Institute, and was an intern at Obama for America. He hopes to get a law degree and to always continue learning. His personal goals include creating positive change in his community and giving a voice to the voiceless. In his free time, Rahman enjoys soccer, cooking, and watching terrible movies.

 

 

Sophia Akbar

Law Clerk – Fall ’12

Sophia is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 and received her Bachelor's in public policy and Arabic at the University of Chicago. Sophia previously served as a law clerk at the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. She is also the proud recipient of the Boren Fellowship Award for Foreign Language Study. Sophia is pursuing a career in public interest law and would eventually like to be a policy advocate for criminal justice and for economic justice issues. In her free time she enjoys modern and Bhangra dance, oil pastel drawing, and playing jazz flute.

 

 

Emanuel Francone

Law Clerk – Fall ’12

Emanuel is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a sophomore at Loyola University majoring in religious and international studies. Emanuel previously served as a law clerk for McGlynn and McGlynn Associates PLC. He is in Loyola University's Honors Program and is on the Dean's List. Emanuel hopes to pass the bar exam in Illinois and work with criminal litigation. He hopes to learn more about criminal defense cases. Emanuel enjoys music, specifically piano and guitar, golf, and is an avid Bear's fan.

 

 

Sarry Ibrhaim

Law Clerk – Fall ’12

Sarry is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a junior at DeVry University majoring in justice administration. Sarry hopes to learn more about civil rights and the law. He plans to go to law school and become an attorney in the civil rights field. Sarry is fluent in Arabic, is originally from Chicago and loves to read and go running.

 

Aseal Tineh

Government Affairs Intern – Summer ’12

Aseal is a Government Affairs intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently a freshman at the University of Chicago double majoring in public policy and political science and minoring in human rights. Aseal has previously served as an extern for the Regional Transportation Authority, is an Illinois State Scholar and on the Dean's List at U of C. She hopes, in her time at CAIR-Chicago, to learn more about civil rights advocacy and government legislation. She hopes to one day represent the Muslim community by gaining political office. Aseal is also a board member of the University of Chicago's Students for Justice in Palestine and the Outreach Coordinator for the Muslim Students Association. She enjoys playing basketball, reading contemporary fiction, and writing in her free time. Aseal is also tri-lingual; she can speak German, Arabic, and English.

 

 

Aaron Kearney

Government Affairs Intern – Summer '12

Aaron is a Government Affairs Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is a current senior at Loyola University and is majoring in Political Science and Journalism. He wants to fight human rights violations across the world. He also likes to travel, play sports and produce his own documentaries.

 

 

Nasir Almasri

Policy Research Intern – Summer '12

Nasir is a Policy Research Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is a sophomore at the Southern Illinois University and is majoring in Political Science and History. He wants to work hard to get a PhD in Political Science or Historical Studies. He also wants to teach and to conduct research in his field. He wants to learn more about the Muslim community and improve his communication skills. In his spare time Nasir likes to play sports and read about religion.

 

 

James Shiple

Policy Research Intern – Summer '12

James is a Policy Research Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is a current student at Lake Forest College and is majoring in Politics. His professional goal is to become better acquainted with voter outreach. He also wants to have at least two letters to the editor published and to write for the Chicago Monitor. In his free time James likes to play golf and read books. His favorite book series is Harry Potter.

 

Matthew Barry

Policy Research Intern – Summer ’12

Matthew is a Policy Research intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a sophomore at Knot College, majoring in international relations. He is also the recipient of the "Best Column" at the 2012 ICPA College Journalism Competition. Matthew hopes to gain more experience with professional research with a focus on government policy. He will be studying in Berlin in the Fall and hopes to become an American ambassador. Matthew spends his free time reading, engaging in political discussions, listening to music and playing tennis.

 

Abdullah Ansari

Outreach Intern – Summer ’12

Abdullah is an Outreach/Youth Development Intern for CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a high school junior at Naperville Central High School. Abdullah wants to become either a doctor or a dentist and is also interested in studying political science in college. He likes playing football, basketball, wrestling, swimming, running and reading. Abdullah also has a strong interest in international food.

 

Yrys Jaanbaeva

Outreach/Government Affairs Intern – Summer '12

Yrys is an Outreach/Government Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from the University of Kyrpyz International in Kurgistan in 2008 with a degree of International Communications. She has always wanted to become an ambassador to make positive changes in her community and culture. Her goal in life is to keep learning and becoming an important person others can look up to. In her free time Yrys likes to travel, explore new traditions, ride horses and cook.

 

Elizabeth King

Human Resources & Outreach Intern – Summer '12

Elizabeth is a Human Resources and Outreach Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from Purdue University in December 2011 with a degree in Sociology. She wants a Masters Degree in Instructional Design in order to become a project manager for a successful company. Her personal goals are to learn more about Islam and to better express herself. Elizabeth’s hobby is to ride horses.

 

Kenya Abbott

Communications Intern – Summer ’12

Kenya is a Communications Intern for CAIR-Chicago, focusing on video production. She currently attends the Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) where she studies audio and video production and is expecting to graduate in the fall. She has taken many video and television production courses before attending ICB. After graduation she plans to pursue a degree in film. Kenya’s interest in raising awareness about social issues in America brought her to CAIR-Chicago. In her free time she reads, especially about ancient history, watches documentaries, produces her own short films and documentaries and maintains an entertainment blog. Kenya is also a big fan of Jhene Aiko’s music.

 

Imran Choudhry

Communications Intern – Summer ’12

Imran is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is entering his junior year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is majoring in mathematics. Imran is interested in attending law school after he receives his bachelor’s degree from UIC. His hobbies include basketball, reading and collecting sneakers.

 

Afia Baig

Communications Intern – Summer '12

Afia is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. Afia is currently a Communications student at Elmhurst College. Her professional interests include working with law or marketing. Her current goal is to study Arabic for a year in Texas. In her spare time Afia likes to go bike riding, swimming and traveling.

 

 

Afra Siddiqui

Communications Intern – Summer '12

Afra is a Video Production Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a current Moving Image and Pre-Med student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Afra is planning on becoming either a doctor or a director. She also wants to become a better writer and work closely with video. Afra’s hobbies include reading books and watching videos. An interesting fact about her is that she can quote all the Batman movies.

 

 

Unique Love

Communications Intern – Summer '12

Unique is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a current student at Depaul University and is majoring is Public Relations and Advertising. She is also pursuing a minor in Accounting. She hopes to be able to start her own public relations firm and volunteer around the world. One of her personal goals is to visit Africa and help fight AIDS. Unique enjoys singing, scrapbooking, blogging and traveling. She is also a big sci-fi movie fan.

 

Sarah Goomar

Communications Intern – Summer '12

Sarah is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. She is planning on going to law school after she graduates. She also wants to travel the world. In her free time Sarah likes to read and learn different languages. She is also involved with the Amnesty International and STAND chapters at her school.

 

 

Isamar Mendoza

Communications Intern – Summer '12

Isamar is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2012 with a degree in Psychology and English. Her professional goals are to go to graduate school and work in different countries. She also wants to write her own novel. In her free time Isamar likes to play video games, bake and do arts and crafts.

 

Mallory Widell

Communications Intern – Summer ’12

Mallory is currently a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is entering her junior year at Georgetown University, where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in journalism and education. She is interested in working at a media outlet after she graduates and hopes to incorporate social justice work, with a special focus on civil rights, into her career. Mallory’s personal interests include writing, music and French language and culture.

 

Francisco Correal

Operations Intern – Summer ’12

Francisco is currently an Operations Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is a recent graduate of Duquesne University, where he double majored in international business and marketing. He spent one summer volunteering in Japan helping with tsunami relief. He is interested in working at a Fortune 500 company or a marketing firm. Francisco enjoys playing soccer, reading, kickboxing and biking.

 

Nehal Hindi

Operations Intern – Summer ’12

Nehal is currently an Operations Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is in her third year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is majoring in psychology. She previously volunteered during the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium, which CAIR-Chicago sponsored. Nehal hopes to go to law school and would be interested in focusing on either international law or immigration law. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading novels and playing soccer.

 

Noor Salahuddin

Executive Intern – Summer ’12

Noor is currently an Executive Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011 with a degree in English literature. She previously served as a communications intern at CAIR-Chicago. Noor is interested in learning more about grant writing and hopes to write grant proposals this summer to various foundations and organizations that offer them. Her interests include music, television and reading.

 

Samar Syed

Executive Intern – Summer ’12

Samar is currently an Executive Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from Allegheny College in May 2012, where she received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. She has served as an elementary, middle and high school teacher in Pakistan and also as the web director at MTV Pakistan. Samar hopes to become a civil rights advocate, especially for American-Muslims, in the non-profit sector of the economy. In her spare time, Samar enjoys cooking, singing and reading, specifically works by authors from the Indian subcontinent.

 

Brooke Anderson

Law Clerk – Summer '12

Brooke is a Civil Rights Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a current student at the University of Chicago and is attending the School of Law. In her free time she likes to participate in distance running.

 

 

Nick Lange

Law Clerk – Summer '12

Nick is a Law Clerk Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2011 with a degree in English. His professional goals include improving his legal research and writing skills. Nick enjoys reading, mountain climbing, playing the piano and photography.

 

Kyle Brennan

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Kyle is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a law student at DePaul University, where he is concentrating on art and museum law and health law. After he graduates, he hopes to work on archaeological preservation abroad, preferably in the Middle East. Kyle enjoys learning new languages; he already speaks English, Italian and French and hopes to learn Sanskrit, Urdu and Portuguese.

 

Jeff Albasha

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Jeff is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a law student at John Marshall Law School. He hopes to become an attorney who advocates for people’s rights. He believes he will begin this process by working at CAIR-Chicago and similar organizations. Jeff is interested in economics and enjoys playing basketball and swimming.

 

Hanan Erikat

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Hanan is currently a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009 with a degree in English literature. She is currently in her second year at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Hanan wants to become either a civil rights or environmental lawyer because she is interested in advocating on behalf of people who most need it. In her free time, Hanan enjoys running, yoga, cooking, going to concerts and reading.

 

Claudia Bertacchi

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Claudia is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from DePaul University in 2011 and is currently in her second year at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she is focusing on criminal law. Claudia hopes to become a successful criminal defense attorney and wants to work with international criminal law in a foreign embassy. She is also interested in possibly becoming a judge in the future. In her free time, Claudia enjoys discussing politics, playing soccer, dancing and reading.

 

Sohaib Ahmed

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Sohaib is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He currently attends law school at Valparaiso University School of Law, where he expects to graduate in 2014. He has previously served as both a law clerk at the Madison Law Associates and a legal intern at Paul Wharton and Associates. Sohaib wants to become a successful attorney and also hopes to teach at an institution of higher learning in the future. He loves basketball and has watched almost every Chicago Bulls game for the past 10 years.

 

Megan Morton

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Megan is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where she double majored in journalism and advertising. She is currently a student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Megan wants to focus her legal career on both civil rights and constitutional law, with an emphasis on First Amendment rights. She would also like to practice immigration law and specialize in international human rights. Megan enjoys doing yoga, running, reading and attending sporting events in Chicago.

 

Caleb Brown

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Caleb is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently in his second year at DePaul Law School. He has served as a legal intern for Bloomington Legal Services. Caleb hopes to become a skilled litigator in the future while also making an impact by focusing on civil rights. Caleb enjoys playing bass guitar, fishing and watching Chicago sports teams compete.

 

Natalie Raver

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Natalie is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently in her second year of law school at the University of Notre Dame. She is interested in doing transactional law, but she is still deciding what to practice in. During her free time, Natalie loves going to Notre Dame football games. She also likes to cook, read and travel. Natalie has also received her scuba diving certification while studying in Athens, Greece.

 

Karim Azeb

Civil Rights Intern – Summer ’12

Karim Azeb is a Civil Rights Intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Political Science and History. After graduation, he plans to apply to law school with a concentration in International Law. As an intern, he hopes to develop new skills that will positively impact his future in law, while simultaneously helping clients within the Chicago-Muslim community. In his spare time, he likes to read, watch the news and play soccer.

 

 

Laura Horner

Law Clerk – Summer ’12

Laura Horner is a Law Clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She is currently in her third year of law school at Depaul University College of Law. She would like to work for a non-profit organization specializing in immigration work. In her spare time Laura likes like to travel, read and attend sporting events like the Memphis Grizzlies basketball games. An interesting fact about her is that she was a page in the U.S. Senate when she was only sixteen.

 

Kaitlin Taylor

Government Affairs Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Kaitlin Taylor is a Government Affairs intern at CAIR Chicago. She is a graduate of DePaul University, where she studied Political Science and Arabic, focusing heavily on democratization and foreign policy. Upon graduating, Kaitlin traveled to Morocco as a State Department Critical Language Scholar. Her ongoing study of Arabic has also brought her to Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine. Her experiences living in the Middle East combined with her interest in politics are what led Kaitlin to seek and internship with CAIR. She looks forward to gaining a richer understanding of the dynamics of Muslim-American life and promoting a more tolerant understanding of Islam. Outside the office, Kaitlin enjoys live music, traveling, and reading political memoirs.

 

 

Shaleen Dada

Civil Rights Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Shaleen graduated from Loyola University Chicago in December 2011 with a degree in Political Science and Psychology. She just applied to law school and her professional interests include civil rights, human rights, international relations, and family law. Her goal in life is to use the opportunities and resources she was given to help others. In her spare time Shaleen likes to read, workout, and spend time with family and friends.

 

 

Alina Ali

Civil Rights Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Alina Ali is currently a Civil Rights intern at CAIR Chicago. She is a senior at DePaul University. She is majoring in International Studies and has a minor in Islamic World Studies. She plans on attending law school next year to further her interest in the field of international law. Alina is also active in fostering dialogue within the DePaul community by helping to create and facilitate dialogue-based workshops for students, which explore issues regarding diversity, culture, identity and social justice. She also participated in the Soliya Connect Program which allows individuals from Western societies and predominantly Muslim societies to engage in a cross-cultural dialogue regarding pressing global issues. Alina hopes to continue her work to bridge the gap between individuals that are separated on cultural and geographical grounds.

 

Kate Midden

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Kate is a Public Education intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is finishing her senior year at Loyola University Chicago, where she majors in communication & international studies and minors in Islamic world studies. Kate began studying Arabic language in her sophomore year, which led her to study abroad in Amman, Jordan. Her study abroad experience bolstered the very positive connection she felt with Islamic community both abroad and at home in Chicago. Her primary academic interests are fostering effective cross-cultural communication and the struggle to understand identity.

 

Nichole Xiong

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Nichole Xiong is a civil rights law clerk at CAIR-Chicago. She is a second year law student at DePaul University College of Law. Nichole graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During the summer of 2010, Nichole was a legal intern at Kraft Foods Global, Inc.. Later that year, she served as a legal intern in the Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Her professional interests include intellectual property, civil rights, immigration, family, and corporate law.

 

 

Gabriel Gamez Jr.

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Gabriel is a Public Education intern at CAIR-Chicago. He is a student in Lake Forest College where he majors History and minors in Islamic World Studies. He has a history of being an active leader in organizations like Hillel (the on-campus Jewish organization) and MSA (the Muslim Student’s Association). After returning from studying abroad for a semester in Tunisia he decided to be actively involved with an organization that helps spread awareness of the diversity of Islam in his home town. Gabe decided to join CAIR-Chicago because he believes that educating the public is the only way to end the fear and misconception people have about the Muslim community. He enjoys watching international films and Spanish soaps in his free time.

 

 

Agnieszka Karoluk

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Agnieszka Karoluk is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She attends DePaul University and is expecting to graduate in June 2012. Agnieszka is majoring in Geography with a special interest in Urban Studies, Iranian Studies, and Islamic Studies. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Geography focusing on Polish migrants in Western Europe and the discrimination they face in the UK and France. Agnieszka has been aquainted with CAIR for the past two years from doing activism around Palestinian rights as well as working with the Islamic World Studies department at DePaul University. Being an outspoken and passionate advocate for human and civil rights, Agnieszka hopes that her time at CAIR-Chicago will help her develop more skills to promote a message of social justice not only for Muslims in America, but for all communities which endure bigotry and are misrepresented in the media and in the classroom.

 

 

Uzma Mushtaq

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Uzma is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She graduated among the top of her class from East-West University in March 2011, double majoring in marketing and accounting. She joined CAIR-Chicago to further develop and apply her skills towards the communication and marketing of American-Muslims in the mainstream media. Uzma is interested in world affairs, politics, religious studies, humanitarian causes and strongly supports education and activism.

 

 

Kate Trusk

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Kate Trusk is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She earned her Master’s Degree in Communication with a specialization in Journalism and Social Media, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Journalism from Northern Illinois University. Kate came to CAIR-Chicago looking to help make a positive impact the world by spreading education through social networks. She previously worked as a writer and editor for NIU’s newspaper and continues to write on her personal blog, detailing the thrills of living a post-student life. Kate prides herself on keeping up with the latest social media fads and political gossip.

 

 

Susanne Falenczykowski

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Susanne is a Communications intern at CAIR-Chicago. She is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism. Her interest in working for CAIR developed as a result of a presentation made in her international reporting class on media bias, and various courses taken in Middle Eastern history. Susanne’s goal for the future is to pursue international reporting, and hopes her experience with CAIR will provide an education in reporting in a sensitive and conscious manner.

 

 

Rana Khatib

Communications Intern – Winter/Spring '12

Rana Khatib is a Communications Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She attends the University of Illinois at Chicago and is expecting to graduate in the spring of 2013. Rana is majoring in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetorical, and Cultural Studies. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism while at the same time incorporating her own thoughts on the issues faced as a whole. Being well acquainted with CAIR-Chicago from a young age, Rana always loved their goals and aspirations. Being a communications intern gives her the chance to see first hand how civil rights or the lack thereof affect people of different races and ethnicities. Rana is a social and outspoken person and feels interning at CAIR-Chicago gives her the opportunity to use those skills for her future career.

 

 

Leen Jaber

Communications Extern– Winter/Spring '12

Leen Jaber is a Communications Extern at CAIR-Chicago, assisting in editing and writing articles and assessments. Leen graduated in 2002 from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies. She currently is a Journalist and has published numerous articles in various publications throughout the country and in Cairo, Egypt. After working for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), she was inspired to advocate for immigrant rights, which brought her to CAIR-Chicago. In addition to her professional writing experience, she is also a singer and song writer and plays guitar in her spare time.

 

 

Andrew Catalafamo

Research Fellow – Winter/Spring '12

Andrew is a Research Fellow at CAIR-Chicago. He recently graduated with a Master’s degree in history from the University of Chicago, and previously earned his Bachelor’s degree in Modern Germanic Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Andrew’s past research has focused on the 2009 Swiss Minaret ban and the effect of public and political discourse in Europe on the perception of Muslims, with particular emphasis on culturally biased interpretations of human rights, cultural practices, and gender roles. Andrew hopes to continue this type of research in the American context, focusing on how US media representations of Muslims influence the rhetoric surrounding Muslim-Americans.


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