A human rights and national security lawyer dedicated to actionable analysis. After graduating from Fordham University (BA, International/Intercultural Studies and Middle East Studies, 2006) and Fordham University School of Law (JD, 2009), Irina focused on diplomatic outreach and community building, including as a founding board member of Moroccan Americans in New York, where for the past three years she has co-hosted monthly social networking dinners bringing together American Jewish professionals and Moroccans of all backgrounds. The 15th Moroccan-Jewish Dinner was attended by several special guests, including André Azoulay, Senior Counsellor to Morocco’s King, Mohammed VI. Irina was recognized as an NY Jewish Week “36 under 36” for her work with MANY, including spearheading “From Casablanca to New York: a Night of Moroccan Culture” (2016), a one-night festival of attended by over 400 people and featuring a forum with Morocco’s then-Chair of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee (who flew in from Morocco exclusively for the event), Morocco’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, and Jason Isaacson, AJC’s Associate Executive Director for Policy. A prolific writer, her work appears regularly in domestic, Middle Eastern, and other international publications, including the Morocco World News, Begin-Sadat Center, National Interest, Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, The Times of Israel, and American Spectator. She has presented on congressional panels (“We the People Forum” on US-Iran Foreign Policy, 2017), international conferences (Countering Iranian Terrorism Conference, Brussels, 2017; the Muslim World League’s “2nd Conference on Cultural Rapprochement between the United States of America and the Muslim World,” 2018; Moroccan Millenial Leaders' "Green Energy Conference", Essaouira,2018), and scholarly conferences (George Mason University’s “Character Assassination and Reputational Politics Conference,” 2017; 27th Annual conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, 2017). Irina has also appeared as a commentator on Fox Business, i24, and Moroccan Channel 2M.