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Maureen Ahmed

Maureen Ahmed

Maureen Ahmed served on Turning Point’s board for three years and recently stepped down after accepting an assignment at the State Department. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2011 with a degree in Political Science, Gender Studies, and Journalism. Upon graduation, she worked as a Paralegal at Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser: Women’s Rights in the Workplace Law Firm on cases involving sexual harassment, FMLA violations, and other protected status discrimination cases. She then went on to do work for local community organizations in Queens, NY such as SAYA! South Asian Youth Action and Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, and also worked on the Development team at Catapult, the first crowdfunding platform for girls’ and women’s human rights. As a transnational feminist and writer, Maureen has written on South Asian, Middle Eastern and Muslim women’s issues for publications such as Policy Mic, She Rights, and Your Middle East. Maureen remains heavily invested in the development of her city, most recently serving in the 2013 Activist Alliance fellowship class for the NYC chapter of the National Organization of Women. She is also a fellow of USC’s American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute’s 2014 Eastern Regional Program.

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