P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Homaira Hosseini, 2011

Litigation Counsel, Lyft

Homaira Hosseini is an immigrant from Afghanistan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at University of California, Berkeley

HOMAIRA HOSSEINI is litigation council at Lyft and previously was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm in San Francisco.

Homaira was born in Afghanistan. When the country was overrun by Soviet forces, her father, a Supreme Court Justice, was jailed and tortured. Homaira was two years old when her family managed to escape to India, and four years old when they were resettled in Fremont, CA.

Homaira pursued a BA in political science, with a minor in public affairs, at UCLA. She completed herJD at the University of California, Berkeley Law School.

As a 21-year old senior, she was elected president of the university's student body.In that role, she supported socially responsible investment of UCLA's endowment, instituted a series of state of the student government speeches, and raised awareness of, and support for, homeless UCLA students, many of whom were undocumented. When she graduated from the College Honors Program, she received the Chancellor's Leadership Award, the Women for Change Student Leadership Award, and the UCLA Distinguished Senior Award.

Homairia also completed a year-long CORO Fellows Program in Public Affairs following her graduation from UCLA.

  • JD Law | University of California, Berkeley 2013
  • BA Political Science | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2009
Work History
  • Lyft, Litigation Counsel | December 2019 - PRESENT
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Associate | October 2013 - December 2019
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