Director of Communications
In her role as the Ella Baker Center's Communications Manager, Zaineb is focused on amplifying the organization's message that we must end mass incarceration by moving resources away from prisons and punishment and towards jobs, education, and healthcare.
Prior to joining the Ella Baker Center, Zaineb Mohammed was a journalist working at the East Bay Express. She has also written for Mother Jones, San Francisco magazine, and New America Media, covering politics, the environment, civil rights, and the foreclosure crisis. She also served as the Communications Director of New America Media, where she helped expand the organization’s ethnic media network.
Zaineb first pursued her interest in criminal justice reform while working on the Right to Vote campaign in Rhode Island, and then while working as a paralegal at the Innocence Project. She currently serves on the Associate Board of the creative arts nonprofit, National Novel Writing Month, where she is helping to establish a pilot prison-writing program for the organization.
Contact Zaineb at email@example.com or 510-285-8236.