Occupation: Public Health Coordinator
University: Alumni of the University of Michigan
Farah Erzouki is the daughter of Iraqi immigrants, born and raised in Oakland County, Michigan. She currently serves as thePublic Health Manager at the Community Health and Research Center of ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit organization in the country. Through her role, Farah coordinates and oversees various public health programs and initiatives in the department. She manages programs focused on increasing access to healthcare and health equity, and has led efforts responding to healthcare policy changes at local, state and national levels. Farah also supports and coordinates the research activities and partnerships within the department, grant writing efforts, the intern and volunteer program, and serves as a liaison between ACCESS and various community stakeholders.She serves as co-chair of ACCESS NextGen, a group that aims to advocate for and sustain future leaders for the next generation staff. Farah has worked at ACCESS since 2016 and previously served as Public Health Coordinator.
In addition to working at ACCESS, Farah serves as a Board Member of LaunchProgress, a PAC that supports young, bold progressives from diverse backgrounds for state and local office. She is also involved in national organizations such as the War Resister’s League and local groups including the Detroit Black and Arab Unity Network.
Farah studied at the University of Michigan, completing her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience in 2014 and a Master of Public Health inEpidemiology in 2016. Her time in college is where she gained experience in progressive, grassroots organizing for organizations such as Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, and where she built leadership experience through activities such as involvement in student government and serving as a graduate student instructor.
In her spare time, Farah travels often and enjoys eating her way through each place she visits. She cherishes quality time with friends and family.