“When one country or people calls for help, you help, regardless of what country or circumstances you hail from. When oppression occurs, one must choose to firmly and unequivocally stand on the side of justice with the oppressed, and against the oppressors.”
Occupation: Cyber Security Consultant at IBM
University: George Mason University
Organization(s): Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), Students for Justice in Palestine, Society of Women Engineers
Sarah is an alumnus of George Mason University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cyber Security. During her time at university, she was a three time recipient of the competitive and prestigious funded research scholarship, in which she focused on the redesign of software used by probation officers when working with juvenile offenders. Sarah later went on to present her research at Harvard University.
In her spare time, she loves to write, read, travel, and photograph people and things that are tied to yet another passion of hers that she’s cultivated over the years: activism. Her activism is centered around the need to uncover injustices of untold and marginalized communities, amplifying the voices of those that have been disenfranchised by systemic exploitation and societal inequities. She has been interested in knowing more about people, their nuanced stories of their everyday encounters, and the social, economic and political issues that govern their lives. Sarah believes that in a genuine struggle for liberation, there is no room for double standards and selective indignation. When one country or people calls for help, you help, regardless of what country or circumstances you hail from. When oppression occurs, one must avoid normalization and choose to firmly and unequivocally stand on the side of justice with the oppressed, and against the oppressors. As such, she is involved with various community outreach organizations and services: she volunteer regularly at the masjid to tutor young children and at soup kitchens around DC to provide meals and clothes to people in need.
Within one specific cause, the Palestinian movement for liberation, Sarah has been an active member of Students Against Isreali Apartheid (SAIA) and the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP). She was also doxxed on Canary Missions website, a Zionist organization aimed at tarnishing Palestinian activists and ally’s by falsifying information about their organization, what they stand for and what they do. In regards to Sarah’s activism, she firmly acts on the belief of “For the equality of all and the supremacy of none”.