Day Al-Mohamed currently serves as a Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer with the American Psychological Association (APA). She manages APA’s legislative and regulatory activities related to public interest policy issues in the arenas of Disability and Ethnic Minorities. This involves influencing policy-making activity on Capitol Hill and regulatory activities in the federal agencies; developing and implementing strategies for enhancing the utilization of psychological research to advance public interest issues. She is a member of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Board of Directors and serves as a co-chair on the CCD Civil Rights Task Force. She is an active member of several other Task Forces including Emergency Preparedness, Education and Health.
In her previous position, she served as Director for the American Council of the Blind’s Department of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs providing expertise and information in the form of technical assistance and support to both consumers and various advisory committees and governing bodies on legislative and regulatory issues relating to such varied subjects as: the Telecommunications Act, Voting System Guidelines, Broadband Technical Specifications, Pedestrian Rights of Way, Social Security Privatization concerns and Emergency Preparedness.
Before her legislative work here in Washington DC, Ms. Al-Mohamed’s career has included work in advocacy and legislative initiatives on behalf of many disenfranchised groups. She has worked on the planning committee for the Civil Rights Group of the Cambio de Colores conference; the largest conference that directly addresses the various issues faced by Latino immigrants to the Midwest. Prior to that, she was a representative of the ISC-ICC to the Preparatory Commission of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the United Nations, reporting on the activities of the Victim’s Trust Fund Working Group which addressed the needs of victims of genocide on a global scale.
Ms. Al-Mohamed holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Al-Mohamed fences competitively and writes fiction. Her most recent screenplay was in the final running to be made into a film for the Sci-Fi Channel.
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