Marwa Janini, Immigration Navigator
Marwa is a multilingual Palestinian-Latina Muslim American who currently serves the New York immigrant community by providing free legal services. Marwa’s research on Palestinian immigrant communities in Latin America ignited her interest in understanding the migratory patterns of Arab and Latino communities in North America. Marwa holds a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from The CUNY Graduate Center, where she was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Student in the Masters Program in Middle Eastern Studies. Marwa is now a member of RIMAAL, a global network of researchers committed to expanding the discourse surrounding Latin America and the Arab Worlds. Her work has been published in Jadaliyya.
Marwa is also an English instructor at CUNY, College of Staten Island. She has been involved in charitable initiatives in the Northern Region of Ghana, providing supplies and fundraising for Al Nuriye Primary School. She has been invited by non-profit organizations and college campuses to discuss her research and grassroots activism, including her support for the Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project. Marwa brings a passion that is unmatched to her activism, whether it's establishing a women's center in Ghana or providing much needed legal services to disenfranchised immigrant communities in New York City.