Azizah Ahmad manages APIAHF’s COVID Vaccination Program and advises on policy matters. She is an active member of the Cham community, where her commitment to social justice is rooted. Azizah has over a decade’s worth of experience advocating and analyzing policies affecting indigenous, Southeast Asian, and AA NHPI communities.
Azizah previously held several roles at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, including as the Language Access Project Director, Senior Programs Associate, and Communication Director. She also served as the California Policy Advocate at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center. Azizah later pursued a law degree, during which time she clerked for immigrant and refugee-serving non-profits and NGOs, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur. After law school, Azizah returned to her native San Francisco as a Post Bar Fellow at API Legal Outreach, providing legal aid to low-income clients in the areas of asylum, naturalization, human trafficking, and other forms of immigration relief. Azizah was most recently at the California Office of the Attorney General, where she worked on legislation and regulations regarding immigration, environment, health care, and criminal justice reform.
Azizah holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a BA in Religious Studies and Sociology from UC Davis.