Farhana Khera

Farhana Khera is the Founder and Former President & Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization.  Founded by Ms. Khera and a group of American Muslim lawyers and policy experts, Muslim Advocates works on the frontlines of civil rights to protect freedom for Americans of all faiths.  Prior to Muslim Advocates, Ms. Khera was counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution.  She advised Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI), the Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee, on civil rights issues. Prior to the Senate, Ms. Khera was a litigation associate with the law firms of Hogan & Hartson, LLP, and Ross, Dixon & Masback, LLP.  She has received numerous honors, including the Lives of Commitment Award by the Auburn Theological Seminary, the Unity Award by the Minority Bar Coalition of San Francisco, and the Dr. Betty Shabazz Recognition Award by Women In Islam. Ms. Khera received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.