Almas Sayeed is the Deputy Director of Programs at the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) where she manages communications, policy, government affairs and organizing aspects of the organization’s campaigns and research.
Almas joins CIPC with over 15 years of experience as an economic justice and anti-poverty advocate. Her work focuses on the critical intersection of organizing, litigation and policy development on behalf of low-income communities of color. Prior to joining CIPC, Almas served as General Counsel and Policy Advisor at the National Domestic Workers Alliance where she led campaigns to combat policies harmful to low-wage workers and immigrant communities. Almas was also a Skadden Fellow with Los Angeles’s Inner City Law Center, leading eviction defense work and multi-plaintiff slum housing litigation on behalf of low-income tenants. Before her work as a lawyer, she worked as an analyst with the Senate Banking Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee, in Washington D.C., and served the federal office of the New York Governor under two administrations. Almas also brings a wealth of experience managing, and staffing, electoral and ballot measure campaigns.
Almas is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and the Public Interest and Policy Program. She holds an MSc from the London School of Economics where she was an LSE Alumni Fellow, and an MA from Hebrew University where she was a Fulbright Fellow. She hails from Wichita, Kansas and is a graduate of the University of Kansas.