Karem’s determination to work to advance the rights of immigrant communities comes from her and her family’s identities as immigrants. During law school, Karem was a student attorney with CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic where she represented and advocated for asylum seekers detained by ICE at the Southern border. In prior semesters, Karem interned with the Cornell First Amendment Clinic, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the International Refugee Assistance Project, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Karem is excited to join Lutheran Social Services of New York where she will represent minors in their immigration cases.