Anahita Panahi 

Anahita is the California Refugee Organizer for We Are All America; a collective effort between the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), International Rescue Committee LA (IRC), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR CA). 

Her direct experience as an immigrant and being the product of refugees from Iran is what led her to advocacy work in Turkey, Iran, and Spain, before joining We Are All America.

Anahita received her Bachelors in International Security and Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University and a Masters in Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In her role, she builds grassroots support, convenes various stakeholders, sustains grass-tops leadership, and fosters welcoming practices for refugees' rights and needs in California. She is also the Co-chair of the national Opportunity For All campaign and the Chair of the Advocacy Committee at the Refugee Forum of Los Angeles (RFLA).