Oussama Mokeddem serves as CAIR Central California/Sacramento Valley’s Policy & Advocacy Manager. He holds a Bachelors of Art in Political Science and African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Oussama’s research interests focus on the social implications of race on educational systems and policy that revolves around the United States educational system. As a VèVè A. Clark Institute for African American Studies scholar, Oussama presented preliminary research findings at the 2017 University of California, Berkeley St. Clair Drake Research Symposium, a conference aimed at engaging in interdisciplinary conversations on topics of blackness and Black life. He has also served in various community leadership positions, such as the Northern California Regional Coordinator for MSA West, through which he served Muslim student populations across the state of California and advocating on their behalf to ensure that their diverse academic and socioeconomic needs are met. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.