Dara is the Northeast Regional Director of FWD.us, an immigration advocacy organization founded by tech and business leaders to mobilize the community around the issue of commonsense immigration reform. In this role Dara determines FWD.us’ strategy for New York, Massachusetts and the surrounding states, including planning events, recruiting surrogates, and engaging elected officials and press. A natural born advocate, Dara has dedicated her career to helping others, from her first job as an aide to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, where she worked to help hundreds of immigrants navigate the legal immigration system, to her candidacy for New York City Council, running to improve the quality of life for residents of the 4th council district and the City of New York. Dara has also served as the Director of Community Affairs for the New York City Department of Education, and as the New York Director for State and Local Government for an analytics software company. Dara is a relentless fighter for the causes she cares about including immigration, education, and technology. Outside of the office, Dara enjoys yoga, cooking, and traveling.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2017