Nadia Firozvi is the Program Director for the Just and Inclusive Society Project at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Nadia oversees strategy development and grantmaking, and provides expertise and guidance to grantees and more.
Prior to joining Democracy Fund, Nadia most recently served as a Policy Advisor in the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She also served as Domestic Policy Coordinator at the Arab American Institute and as a Staff Attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, where she provided direct legal services in immigration, language access, civil rights, and more.
Nadia was also a founding board member of Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) which fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion of immigrants in the District of Columbia who do not speak English as their primary language.
Nadia received her B.A. from Loyola University in Maryland, her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and her LL.M. in the International Protection of Human Rights from American University Washington College of Law.