Seema Nikila Kadaba
Co-Director and Co-Founder
Niki has a background in immigration and a passion for social justice. Niki grew up in Southern California and is a graduate of The University of California, Santa Cruz, where she majored in Sociology, with a minor in World Politics. Niki received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where she focused her studies on International Law and Human Rights. She also received her M.A. in International Relations from American University's School of International Service with a focus on International Development. Having lived in and visited various countries, including her motherland of India, Niki is passionate about effecting change whenever she can. Most importantly, she loves being the best dog mom she can be to her babies Bisl and Dyson.
Marie Linette Soueid
Co-Founder and Board Member
Marie Soueid is a social justice advocate with a particular interest in the intersections of mental health and the law. As Policy Counsel at the Center for Victims of Torture, she has advocated for full implementation of the right to rehabilitation with regard to Middle Eastern refugees and their full inclusion in peace and justice processes in Syria and Iraq. Her volunteer work includes supervising refugee resettlement cases for the International Refugee Assistance Project and she co-founded a chapter of the group at the American University Washington College of Law, where she received her J.D. focused international and human rights law. Previously, Marie was a journalist covering the United Nations and New York and still carries a spark of hope that journalism can still be a force for social justice. Marie spent time studying in Beirut, Lebanon and could get by in Arabic, Spanish, and less so in French.