Student Profiles

Kamal, Sara

Sara Kamal is a second-year UNMA student pursuing a concentration in human rights and international law. She received her Bachelor’s degree here at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in Political Science, along with a dual minor in French linguistics and global studies.

Sara's interests in racial/gender equality, public policy, human rights, and international affairs are a driving force in her desire to pursue a Master’s degree in international humanitarian law, and have been re-enforced through her internship experiences throughout her academic career.

Recently she completed an internship at Karamah, an organization which consists of Muslim women lawyers for human rights, in Washington DC. More specifically, her role entailed leading two 4-week educational series for local mosques that focused on issues of racism in the U.S. and the Muslim-American’s role in the fight for social justice. She aims to use the skills learned in her academic career and internship experiences to further progress in her career goals of working in the civil sector in the MENA region, and more particularly, work in education advocacy and civic development for women and girls.

Her North African background has provoked her interests in education advocacy in MENA and her intend to use her fluency in Arabic (Dareeja) and proficiency in French to her advantage in terms of career development.