Chief of Staff
Najeeba Syeed is an award winning peacebuilder with many years of experience in creating effective problem-solving partnerships between government and community partners. She was a professor in the field of education for 10 years at Claremont School of Theology. Prior to that, she served as executive director of Western Justice Center and the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center, where she designed programs to serve the conflict resolution needs of schools, communities and courts.
She has lived in the Southern California region for 20 years and is a Los Angeles resident and mother. She received her J.D. from Maurer School of Law, Indiana University.