Sumayyah Din is a fourth-year undergraduate pursuing her BA in Social Welfare with minors in Middle Eastern Studies and Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She currently works as a research assistant for the Network for Transformative Change in their Blueprint for Belonging project. Prior to her work at Haas Institute, she researched under the Center for Race and Gender where she followed Islamophobia in the U.S. presidential campaign trail during the primaries. She has also worked with Muslim Advocates, the ACLU, and the Gender Equity Center. Sumayyah firmly stands by MLK Jr.’s vision of a Beloved community, one that is formed not by eradication of difference, by the affirmation of our of diverse identities and cultural histories.