We Watch The Watchers




Albert Fox Cahn, Esq. - Executive Director

Albert Fox Cahn is S.T.O.P.’s founder and executive director. Mr. Cahn previously served as Legal Director for a statewide civil rights organization and as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

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Liz O’Sullivan - Technology Director

Liz O'Sullivan is S.T.O.P.’s technology director. She’s also co-founder and vice president of commercial operations at an AI explainability startup that's currently in stealth mode.

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Rachel Graham Kagan - Interim policy director

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Ayyan Zubair - Civil Rights Intern

Ayyan Zubair is a rising 2L at the University of Calfornia, Berkeley School of Law. A native New Yorker, Ayyan studied Economics at Stony Brook University, where he served as the Undergraduate Student Government President. Ayyan can most often be found reading the New York Times and listening to hip-hop music.


Adam Tang - Communications intern

Representing the newest generation of public relations practitioners, Adam Tang is a rising senior at Boston University. His expertise includes graphic design, content developing, and social media outreach. He has helped technology, healthcare, and investment companies gain more sales, brand awareness, and audiences. He is aspiring to be a PR professional in healthcare or non-profit sector in the future. 

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James Blum - Civil Rights Intern

James Blum is a rising 3L at New York University School of Law. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Blum returned to New York after completing his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He previously served as a Summer Research Fellow at the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law and continues his work as a Research Assistant for two NYU professors focusing on legal history.



Aparna Anantharaman, Esq. - Board Secretary

Aparna Anantharaman, Esq. is a Civil and Commercial Litigator with over a dozen favorable verdicts over the course of her career.

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Nigar Shaikh, Esq. - Board President

Nigar Shaikh is a Senior Complex Commercial Litigation Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

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sAMI rASHID, Esq. - Board OF DIRECTORS Member

Sami H. Rashid is a partner in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP ‘s New York office. 

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Ángel Díaz, Esq. - Community Advisory Board member

Ángel Díaz is Counsel to the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.

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Cynthia Conti-Cook, esq. - Community Advisory Board member

Cynthia Conti-Cook is a staff attorney at the New York City’s Legal Aid Society.

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DANIELLE BLUNT - Community Advisory Board member

Danielle Blunt is a founding member of Hacking//Hustling, formed in response to SESTA-FOSTA.

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Prof. Jasmine McNealy - Community Advisory Board member

Professor McNealy is an assistant professor in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.

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Jerome Greco, esq. - Community Advisory Board member

Jerome D. Greco is a public defender in the Digital Forensics Unit of the Legal Aid Society in New York City.

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Kate Zen - Community Advisory Board member

Kate Zen is a software developer and community organizer. She is a co-founder of Red Canary Song and a coalition member of DecrimNY.

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KUJEGI CAMARA - Community Advisory Board member

Kujegi Camara is the Muslim Community Network’s Community Education & Interfaith Program Coordinator

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Murad Awawdeh - Community Advisory Board member

Murad Awawdeh is the New York Immigration Coalition's Vice President of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition.

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MUTALE NKONDE - Community Advisory Board member

Mutale Nkonde is the Founder/Executive Director of AI For the People and a 2019/2020 fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University.  

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Rama Issa-Ibrahim - Community Advisory Board member

Rama Issa-Ibrahim is a Syrian American activist, community organizer and the former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of NY.

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Reem Ramadan - Community Advisory Board member

Reem Ramadan was born and raised in Bahrain and is currently the Lead Organizer at the Arab American Association of New York.

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Saye Joseph - Community Advisory Board member

Saye works as Policy and Advocacy Manager at Black Youth Project (BYP) 100.

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