Arefa Simjee received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Cardiopulmonary Science as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from the University of Central Florida. She moved to California in 2000 and joined CAIR-LA as a volunteer. She worked on many projects, assisted with office administration and dedicated her time planning the annual banquet. She started working for CAIR’s programs department in 2008 and then shifted to the administrative department in 2011 before taking on the position as CAIR-CA’s State Chapter Manager. In her position, she fosters relationships and collaborations between offices and develops operational efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance within the organization departments.