Shireen comes to the Security & Rights Collaborative having led organizational transformation, resource development, and program management at several nationally recognized nonprofits. Most recently, she was Executive Director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, DC. Her focus was on improving the understanding of issues and policies impacting the Muslim community in the media and among policy makers and on developing strategic partnerships. She is also a board member of Slim Peace Groups, an organization that brings together Jewish and Muslim women for common goals of developing healthier eating habits, empowerment and relationship building. In 2013, Shireen was recognized as a White House "Champion of Change" for her work as an Asian American woman leader. She holds a B.A in Human Development from Boston College and a M.A. from the School of International Service at American University where she focused on public diplomacy and U.S. relations with the Muslim world.