101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
Omar Hakim is a Grassroots Organizer working with both the Financial Services and Technology teams. He primarily focuses on higher education debt reform and issues relating to consumer data privacy.
Prior to joining CU in 2016, Omar was the national coordinator for Cities for Action, a coalition of mayors and municipal leaders advocating for immigration and refugee-related reforms at the federal and local level. Previously, he was a community organizer with the LGBT Center in New York City and with Public Allies, developing models for asset-based leadership in order to best support impacted individuals to take action. With a decade of prior experience in the film industry, he is a trained filmmaker who is attuned to the power of storytelling to build awareness and to galvanize change.
Omar graduated from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a BFA in Film & Television, and also earned a Master of Social Work degree from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (City University of New York)