Maryam Amirebrahimi has a strong background in leadership and is a passionate advocate for social justice. In high school, she acted as the Associated Student Body President and was personally recognized as Student of the Year by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In college, at San Jose State University, she served two consecutive years as the MSA President. Upon graduating with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development, Maryam partook in an eleven month study abroad program in Cairo, Egypt, where she studied the Holy Quran and learned and became fluent in classical Arabic. Upon returning from Cairo, she entered the field of education, earning her Teaching Credential and Master’s in Urban Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Currently, Maryam is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. Maryam speaks regularly in conferences and events, holds a second degree black belt in tae kwon do, speaks four languages and writes for the popular online blog, suhaibwebb.com. She is an outspoken proponent of women’s rights and justice for communities of color.