Liberty Hill Appoints Legal Advocate Almas Sayeed to VP, Public Partnerships

January 27, 2022
By Courtney Kassel

Liberty Hill Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of legal advocate Almas Sayeed to the newly created role of Vice President, Public Partnerships.

In this new role, Almas will join Liberty Hill’s Executive Team and work to expand partnerships with government and public entities to ensure they best serve communities and advance Liberty Hill’s vision of racial equity and progressive change. While she will work across the Foundation, she will also guide its expanding economic justice and housing portfolios. Almas brings more than 15 years of experience to the Foundation, working at the intersection of organizing, legislative policy change, and litigation in the areas of housing equity, workers’ rights, and immigrant justice.

Over the course of her career, Almas has served in a variety of public roles. She began her legal career as a housing lawyer, defending tenants losing their housing due to eviction, and pursuing affirmative claims against unscrupulous landlords. She also served as General Counsel and Policy Advisor to the National Domestic Workers Alliance where she led campaigns for domestic workers’ rights and helped shape the organization’s rapid growth. More recently, she served as Deputy Director of Programs at the California Immigrant Policy Center, steering critical campaigns to ensure healthcare access and worker protections, and to mitigate the impact of immigration enforcement for California’s undocumented communities.

Before her time as a lawyer, Almas served on the Senate Banking Committee, Senate Joint Economic Committee, and in two New York gubernatorial administrations.

Almas is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, where she was a Public Interest Law and Policy Fellow. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics, an MA from Hebrew University—where she was a Fulbright Fellow—and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Birzeit University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.

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