Noor AlSaleh is the Director of Operations and Philanthropy at CAIR Washington where she develops and oversees programming relating to advocacy, organizing, and outreach for Washington’s Muslim community.

Noor was born and raised in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Prior to joining CAIR-WA, Noor earned her PhD from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her doctoral dissertation explored experiences of discrimination and exclusion among non-citizens, religious minorities, and stateless populations in the Arabian/Persian Gulf. She studied government and Hebrew at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and received her Master of Arts in international politics at New York University.

She is dedicated to dismantling stereotypes about Muslims – especially those about Muslim women. She started at CAIR Washington as a civil rights intern in 2016 and, “loved the work so much she had to come back!”