Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments:
Zahra Billoo, 34, of San Jose, has been appointed to the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant Program Advisory Panel. Billoo has been director at the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations since 2009. She was an employee rights advocacy extern at the National Employment Lawyers Association from 2008 to 2009, where she was a Peggy Browning Fund fellow in 2008.
Billoo was a law clerk at Bay Area Legal Aid in 2007 and a field organizer for the Service Employees International Union in 2006. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Billoo is registered without party preference.