Amer Rashid

Position: Legislative Aide, Office of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Amer Rashid is a Legislative Aide in the Office of California State Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes where he analyzes, advises, and leads the Assemblymember on salient policy issues that focus on The California Budget, early childhood education, and health, and human services. Prior to this year he served as a Capital Fellow in Reyes’ Office – a program which awards a cohort of 18 fellows to serve as full time legislative aides to Assemblymembers. Here, he gained critical insight that allowed him to develop a high-level foundation into the legislative process. During his undergraduate tenure at Whittier College, Mr. Rashid was awarded the Melon Mays Fellowship where, atop receiving his Bachelors in Political Science and Global Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Migration and Refugees, he also served as the first Muslim Student Body President. Mr. Rashid further engages himself in California’s Capitol Community by serving on the Board of the Arab Caucus within the California Democratic Party. Along with this, he was recently accepted into the Global Shapers Program which coordinates a network of inspirational people under the age of 30 to collaborate in order to address local, regional and global challenges. In his free time, Mr. Rashid enjoys bookstores, coffee, and conversation.