Bertha Legal Fellow
Zamira graduated from Brooklyn Law School in May 2015. Her experience during law school included working on Alien Tort Statute cases at the Center for Constitutional Rights, internships on labor rights with the National Employment Law Project, US Labor Department and The Legal Aid Society. She has also worked on consumer and labor rights issues in the office of NYS Attorney General and the Chambers of Honorable Judge Baer, Southern District of New York.
Before starting law school, Zamira worked at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Her areas of expertise included migration, social protection, women’s rights and aid effectiveness. Prior to that she served as a Regional Programs Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the New School, and a Diploma in Education from Khujand State University.
Zamira also founded the Together on the Move project, which documented human rights abuses committed in the process of building the Sochi Olympics sites in Russia in 2012.
She enjoys long bike rides and good bouts of table tennis. Other than her native Tajik she speaks fluent Russian, Farsi, and English.
Zamira is admitted to practice law in New York,and the District of Columbia.