Sana Mayat is a student researcher at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. She is currently a JD Candidate at Berkeley Law and a clinic participant at the East Bay Community Law Center's Immigration Unit, providing direct legal service to low income clients in the local community. Prior to joining the Haas Institute, she interned at the International Refugee Assistance Project where she provided direct legal services to refugees seeking resettlement and conducted legal research for broader litigation against recent executive actions and to better advocate for sound immigration policy. Driven by both her personal and professional experience, she hopes to pursue a career in public service to advocate for marginalized groups. At Berkeley, she co-chairs the Womxn of Color Collective and is an editor of the Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, merging her interests to further her passion for public service.
Sana is originally from New York and graduated from New York University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.