Sanam Malik is a Special Assistant for the Immigration Policy team at Center for American Progress. She earned her B.A. in communications and sociology with minors in international and women’s studies from the University of South Florida. During her college years, Sanam worked as a manager for low-income afterschool program through which she had the opportunity to work with immigrant children and families.
In her hometown of Tampa, Florida she volunteered within her community spreading awareness on islamaphobia and civil rights for American Muslims. Sanam was born in Pakistan, and her family came to America as immigrants when she was 7 years old.