The aim of this committee is to ensure that the materials AMBA produces, particularly in the advocacy and education committees, reach not only our local community members but also our leaders in the legislature by:
Identifying areas by which AMBA could serve as a resource to ongoing legislative and policy efforts by elected officials.
Building grassroots relationships with staffers on Capitol Hill.
Hosting events that intersect the judicial and legislative communities.
Natalia is a legislative aide at the U.S. House of Representatives, where she has been working for the last two years. During this time, she has worked on a wide range of policy issues encompassing everything from foreign policy and LGBTQ rights to housing and environmental policy. While managing these legislative issues, Natalia also maintains an active outreach program for her office and is a co-founder and executive board member of the Middle East and North African Staff Association in Congress. Prior to her time on the Hill, Natalia worked on electoral policy at the National Democratic Institute and was an Obama Fellow focused on international humanitarian law and atrocity prevention initiatives at the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to her full time work, Natalia collaborates with progressive grassroots organizations such as the Justice For Muslims Collective to help organize Get Out The Vote efforts and was a 2020 Rising Organizers Fellow. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biomolecular Science and International Studies from the University of Michigan. Natalia has spent her entire professional career working in policy, advocacy, and government to serve the greater public good and looks forward to continuing this mission with AMBA.
Policy Vice Chair
Saeed is a Pakistani-American who is currently an incoming 1L at Harvard Law School. Hailing from the city of Corona in Southern California, his journey began in community college and eventually led him to transfer to UCLA. During his time at UCLA, he headed the Pre-Law Transfer Society and was a part of the TRIALS program sponsored by the Advantage Testing Foundation. Since graduation, he has served as a consultant to a Generation Z startup known as iCON and as a Client Advisor at Louis Vuitton. Saeed is especially passionate about the intersection of law and business and how capitalism can be utilized for positive change and social justice endeavors. He strives to serve as an asset and inspiration to the American Muslim community while advocating for favorable policies and legislative efforts is his role of Vice Chair of Policy at AMBA.
2020 Policy Committee Members
Natalia Latif, Saeed Ahmad, Zain Kazmi, Mohammad Ali Naquvi, Urooj Rahman, Kulsoom Ijaz