Zarin Farook

was a Student Organizing Fellow with Team Michigan. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in political science with a double minor in history and law. Along the way, she has earned the Place Gateway Award for demonstrating great skill with historical methodology and an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program grant to fund her independent political science research on the intersection of race, gender, and legislative behavior. Through her extensive organizing and advocacy work, she has steadfastly pursued her goal of ensuring that policies at the local, state, and national level are truly representative of the values, beliefs, and attitudes of the electorate. She recently wrote criminal justice, climate change, and housing policies for The People’s Plan NYC, in order to center dignity and equity in a policy platform for candidates in New York City’s local elections. With her acquired knowledge, Zarin aspires to attend law school as a way to continue her commitment to public service. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hanging out with her friends, reading books, and watching basketball!