New York State Senate District 55
State Senate (D-NY) Challenger
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Samra Brouk spoke out against unfair testing practices in high school and during college worked three jobs to pay her tuition. She also organized a group volunteer trip to Biloxi, Mississippi to remove mold from homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina and help community clinics navigate FEMA in order to rebuild.After graduating from Williams College with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Spanish, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and volunteered in rural Guatemala as a health education specialist for two years. She then worked in the Town of Brookhaven where she partnered mayors and municipal leaders across the Northeast to adopt recycling education programs. Brouk later joined the largest global member organization for young people, DoSomething.org, to mobilize millions of young people as social change advocates, and helped start Umbrella, a start-up that used technology to keep seniors safe in their homes by connecting them with affordable and community-driven home care. More recently, Brouk led fundraising efforts for Chalkbeat, the fastest growing grassroots journalism organization, supporting their work reporting on inequities in the public school system.