Nicole Fauster was born and raised in a tight-knit Ugandan American community located in Atlanta, Georgia. She always had a passion for human rights. She double majored in Global Studies and Arabic, and she minored in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her passion took her all over the Middle East. She has worked in Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan on various human rights issues such as migration and refugee resettlement, human rights abuses within prison settings, and abuses of migrant workers in the region. Upon her return from Tunisia to commence her senior year at Chapel Hill, her community was rocked with the loss of Deah, Yusor, and Razan in the Chapel Hill Shootings. She shifted her professional trajectory from the international arena to domestic crises surrounding growing concerns of institutionalized Islamophobia, racism, and the government sanctioned marginalization of religious and political identities. With the aim of using the law as a tool for justice and change, she chose to attend law school. She just completed her first year at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC as a Public Interest Scholar and Fellow. She is very excited and honored to join the ACLU MD team this summer!