Farah joined JMA after serving as an organizer on the fast food campaign at SEIU 32BJ. Prior to this, she has been a freelance researcher, consultant, translator, and interpreter. Before moving west, she did strategic community research, organizing, and advocacy in Bangladesh around early childhood education of young girls, dowry, sexual violence, domestic violence, financial empowerment, sexual abuse of children, after a brief stint as faculty teaching undergraduate courses in critical thinking and writing.
She has also been an activist for safe public spaces for women, child domestic workers, demilitarization of indigenous areas, sex workers’ rights, etc. She continues to serve as a translator and interpreter for legal cases, community organizations, academic research, artists and immigrants.
She has postgraduate academic trainings in Sociocultural Anthropology and Development Studies, and undergraduate training in Journalism and International Economics. In her spare time, she reads, writes, cooks, binge watches TV shows, spends time with friends, but mostly enjoys staring at the ceiling from her acupressure mat.