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Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs
P.O. Box 94745
Seattle, WA 98124-4745
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Cuc Vu, Acting Director, Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs
Sahar Fathi, Policy Analyst
Sahar Fathi is a policy analyst for the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. She has served as a legislative aide to Councilmember Mike O'Brien on the Seattle City Council and as a legal clerk for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Sahar graduated from the University of Washington Law School and is a member of the New York bar. She also earned a Masters in International Studies from the University of Washington, and graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a dual Bachelor of Arts in French and International Relations. Additionally, Sahar attended the Sorbonne Université in Paris, France on exchange from 2003-2004 and received a diploma in International and European Law from the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France in 2008.
Sahar is a past president and co-founder of the Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington, as well as the founder of its Legal Clinic - the first Middle Eastern Legal Clinic in the country. She is a past board member for the American Civil Liberties Union - Washington State Chapter, the, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and the UNA - USA: Greater Seattle Chapter. She also served on the Race and Criminal Justice System Task Force from 2010-2011. Sahar is fluent in Farsi and French and has served as a mentor for University of Washington Law students. She has been published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, and the Gonzaga Law Review.