Sumayyah Waheed is a consultant with over fifteen years of experience in legal and policy advocacy at the local, state and national levels.

She directed the All In For Washington campaign to flip Washington state’s upside-down tax code so that all communities thrive, and led statewide juvenile and criminal justice campaigns at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, California. There, she played a cornerstone role in the movement to dismantle California’s youth prison system. She has also worked for Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, and city and county governments. Sumayyah earned her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Other than civil rights, her passions include poetry, Islamic art, and sunny beaches.