Maryam joined GLAD in July 2021. With a background in diversity, equity, and inclusion, human resources, and justice-based organizing, she brings her passion for DEI to GLAD and the Development Department after consulting for several companies in New York. She’s a graduate from the illustrious Bennett College; the first all women’s HBCU. Her passion for social justice reform was cultivated at Bennett. Maryam believes every race, religious belief, sexual orientation, and gender identity deserves to be seen, heard, and valued – not just in their personal lives, but also in their careers. In her free time, Maryam serves her community through her work with Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority inc. (AKA), Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP), and The Okra Project.