Zahra Billoo

Zahra serves as the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) office.Since joining in 2009, Zahra has led the organization through a period of six-fold growth. Today, she manages one of the largest CAIR offices in the country with a team of civil rights and social justice advocates dedicated to the empowerment of American Muslims through legal services, legislative advocacy, and community organizing. Zahra's volunteerism also extends into the realm of the delicious, as she bakes birthday cakes for foster children, and coordinates a monthly hunger relief program, which she co-founded to serve local individuals experiencing homelessness. At the onset of 2017, Zahra joined the speaker lineup at the historic Women’s March on Washington and one of 50 lawsuits challenging Trump's “Muslim Ban” Executive Orders. Last year, she took part in an act of Civil Disobedience at the Capitol Hill with prominent Muslim leaders in support of the Dreamers and DACA act.