I hold a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public Sector Management/Leadership, with honors, from the California State University, Northridge, an ABA approved Certificate of Achievement in Legal Assisting from Pasadena City College, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Baghdad. I have been working with the County of Los Angeles as Eligibility Worker since September, 2014. Prior to that, I worked as an Immigration Law Paralegal for over thirteen years. I am also a freelance Paralegal and a bonded and commissioned Notary Public for the State of California. I am currently serving a second term on the ARS Western Regional Board and reside in Glendale with my husband and two children.

My Vision

For the ARS to continue its noble mission in reaching out to the community here and in our homeland, and to pave the way for future generations to benefit of theservices provided by the ARS. I would also like to see a younger generation joining the ranks of ARS.

My Targets

Proper marketing of the ARS brand; Reaching out to the younger generation and encourage their involvement in ARS; Maintaining a youthful ARS outlook; Working on starting new programs and obtaining new grants for social services.