Mahyar Sorour currently serves as a Senior Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Prior to this, she served in the same role for Congressman Keith Ellison. She carries a strong background in organizing, recruiting and training, and coalition building. A true environmental activist, Mahyar has organized hundreds of students for environmental justice campaigns and lobbied elected officials at both state and federal levels to advance clean energy legislation. She holds a BA in Biology, Society and the Environment from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.