Sanam Malik is a Research Assistant for the Immigration Policy team at 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 a 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 of 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.