Legal Services Coordinator, Special Projects
Fatima is the Legal Services Coordinator for Project: Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA). She joined Human Rights First after the fall of Kabul in August 2021 to make a difference in the lives of Afghan asylum seekers resettling in the United States. She assists in the collection of data, coordinates legal efforts for the Afghan population, manages public-facing events, and fields clients' concerns.
Prior to her work at Humans Rights First, Fatima worked for several years in Canada, serving in various capacities at international nonprofits that tackle different humanitarian issues around the world including the Aga Khan Foundation, WaterAid, and Habitat For Humanity. Coming from a family of refugees who fled Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion, Fatima has a passion for working with vulnerable populations fleeing violence and trauma.
Fatima earned her BA at the University of Toronto in political science, focusing on humanitarian issues and international relations, with a minor in world religions.