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Nowmee Shehab

Nowmee joined Tahirih’s Atlanta office in 2021. As a Staff Attorney, Nowmee is represents immigrants who have faced gender based violence in Immigration Court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Prior to joining Tahirih, Nowmee served as a legal intern at Brooklyn Defenders and TakeRoot Justice in New York City. Before law school, Nowmee was a paralegal at a civil rights law firm. Nowmee grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 16.

I am inspired by Tahirih’s mission of providing wholistic, client-centered, and trauma-informed services to courageous immigrants who have faced gender based violence. Our clients are heroes and I am honored to work with them.

Education: City University of New York, JD; Emory University, BA

Languages: Bengali, Hindi, English