Naheed Qureshi is a Project Coordinator with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Prior to her current position, Ms. Qureshi served as a National Field Organizer with the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, DC, focusing on the USA PATRIOT Act and other post-September 11th civil rights and civil liberties issues. Ms. Qureshi previously held positions with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At the Justice Department, Ms. Qureshi also focused on obtaining discrimination complaints, organizing national civil rights forums, and outreach to the Muslim, Arab and South Asian American communities. She has also served as an attorney advisor for Immigration Judge Ellen K. Thomas. Ms. Qureshi received her B.A. From the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her J.D.from the Georgetown University Law Center.