I am a proud Southfield resident and have spent most of my life in this community.
My Life in Southfield
I am a proud Southfield resident and have spent most of my life in this community. My family came to the United States when I was two years old - I was born in Iraq and am the youngest of 8 siblings. My sisters and parents have instilled in me a deep commitment to service and a strong work ethic. Their dedication to their careers, to their passions, and to each other have opened many doors for me, and I hope to open many doors for others.
Since I graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law, I have worked in legal services. I am currently a legal aid attorney serving low-income individuals, families, and senior adults.
Volunteering is a large part of my life, and it is those experiences that reinforce my desire to serve. I am a regular volunteer at Freedom House, an organization that supports refugee families. In an effort to combine my passions for sports/fitness and working with young people, I serve as a mentor for FitKids360 a program that promotes health and wellness, and help train youth to run a 5K race. I also coach a girls' youth soccer team in Clawson and support Clawson’s Top Soccer program that creates opportunities for children with various special needs practice and play soccer.
In my free time, I serve as a Legal Observer for the National Lawyers Guild. In this role I attend protests, demonstrations, and various meetings to monitor actions by government against citizens engaging in their Constitutional rights. I am a general member of the Commission on Senior Adults, where I help create programing focused on our Senior community.
I understood the value of serving my community through my education in the Southfield Public Schools. I am seeking a seat on the Southfield City Council to give back to the community that has given me so much.
What My Goals Are FOr Our city
- I will seek innovative methods to create long-lasting and safe roadways.
- I will work with Parks and Recreation to create free programs that supplement programs offered by the Southfield Public Schools district year-round.
- I will promote programming and services that create an inclusive, age-friendly community.
- I will seek opportunities to support and encourage small business growth in our community.
- I will work to foster increased transparency and accountability within local government.
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