Sam Nejabat is a 28-year-old California native who is currently a JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Previously, Sam started a non-profit, Campaigning Human Rights, which raised awareness of global human rights issues, in the Middle East and Latin America. Sam has also led and participated in several humanitarian projects, particularly in Honduras and Guatemala on issues such as providing affordable housing and medical supplies to combat the Zika virus. He became interested in human rights in part because of his background. His parents, Iranian refugees, escaped during the 1979 revolution. Sam worked at the White House during the Obama Administration in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, keeping the dialogue open between the President and the American people on issues that concerned different constituents. In his free time, Sam enjoys reading, playing tennis, backgammon, and hiking.
A 29-year old Boston native who has been working in the Venture-Capital and High-Tech industry for the last 9 years, Zack has been actively involved in serving his community and fundraising from a young age. This is the first Non-Profit he has co-founded. He became interested in the NGO space due to the rapid increase of homelessness in the Bay Area California at large, the US and worldwide. Over the last 5 years, Zack has raised funds for several causes by competing in half marathons and Olympic-distance triathlons. In 2015, Zack traveled to Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake to volunteer and assist with the re-building effort. In Nepal, Zack met closely with archaeologists, architects, and the Nepalese government. A graduate of Syracuse University, living in San Francisco & working as an Enterprise Account Executive at Skycatch, Zack enjoys staying active, photography, cycling, sailing and competing in half marathons or triathlons in his free time.