Elisabeth Phillips

Civil Rights Intern - Summer 2019

Elisabeth is a Civil Rights Intern at CAIR-Chicago. She will begin her senior year at Northwestern University in the fall, studying Political Science, Middle East & North African Studies, and Legal Studies. She is originally from the Chicago suburbs, and would love to stay in the city as long as she can. She hopes to pursue a legal career in immigration, women’s rights, or juvenile criminal law. Elisabeth’s interest in working for CAIR started after interning for an immigration law firm in Chicago, interacting directly with clients who needed proper representation for asylum and DACA cases. Seeing that her work could make such a huge impact on people’s lives inspired her to continue fighting for the rights of underrepresented and marginalized groups in America. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys playing the violin, which she started learning how to play when she was four years old. She also loves spending time outside with her two dogs, eating at new restaurants with her family, and exploring Chicago with her friends at school.


Saadia Pervaiz