Remembering Razan

Razan was hard-working, dedicated, compassionate, and comforting. Whether it be a painting of a dove on the Palestinian flag or her active involvement in her friendships, she always put her best effort in. Like Razan, we should put our best effort in the things important to us.

Remembering Yusor

Yusor always put others’ needs above her own. She went to great lengths to help, traveling to Turkey to provide dental care to Syrian refugees and preparing meals for the homeless in Chapel Hill. Her name, derived from a verse in the Qur’an, means to bring about ease, and that is exactly what she did…

Remembering Deah

When remembering Deah, we recall how kind, dedicated, and friendly he was. From his love of basketball to his commitment to friends, family, and religion, we understand how he always put others above himself. He was, above all else, a team player. We should also strive to be team players.

Christina Syriani

Position: Research Assistant, Pepperdine UniversityHometown: Hayward, CA Christina’s academic areas of interest include political economy, international relations, and fair policy practices. With nearly 10 years of working experience as a technology development Project/Program Manager, she is leveraging her industry expertise into a research-based approach that examines the widespread socioeconomic impacts of certain technological advancements with a particular…

Eric Henson

Position: Policy Advisor, City of San Diego, Council District 4Hometown: San Diego, CA Eric Henson developed his passion for community development and city planning after learning land use policies that have environmentally discriminated against historically overlooked communities. Since attending his first community planning group at the age of 19, his interest in planning has led…

Amer Rashid

Position: Legislative Aide, Office of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez ReyesHometown: 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…