Sameena UsmanBoard Member
Sameena serves as Government Relations Coordinator for the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She advocates for legislation impacting civil rights, privacy protections, and an equitable society. In her meetings with Bay Area elected officials, she highlights issues facing the Muslim community, including hate incidents and civil right complaints received by the office. She actively works to build bridges with communities, conducts interfaith dialogue, educates youth, and empowers the American Muslim community. Sameena has been interviewed by dozens of local, national, and international news outlets.
In addition to her work at CAIR-SFBA, Sameena was re-elected as an Assembly delegate for the California Democratic Party. Sameena was awarded the Community Hero award from Assemblyman Kansen Chu and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Leadership awards by Congressman Ro Khanna and then Assemblyman Wieckowski.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a BA in Political Science and minors in Middle Eastern Studies and Communications.
Sameena is a proud mother of two children.