Farah Erzouki
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
ACCESS, Public Health Coordinator

Farah Erzouki is the daughter of Iraqi immigrants, born and raised in Oakland County, Michigan. She currently serves as the Public Health Manager of the Community Health and Research Center of ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit organization in the country. Through her role, Farah oversees the agency's public health initiatives and manages programs focused on increasing access to healthcare and health equity. She has led efforts responding to health policy changes at local, state, and national levels. Farah also supports and coordinates the research activities and partnerships within the department, grant writing efforts, the intern and volunteer program, and serves as a liaison between ACCESS and various community stakeholders. She previously served as Public Health Coordinator and has been at the agency since 2016.
 
In addition to working at ACCESS, Farah serves as a Board Member of LaunchProgress, a PAC that supports young, bold progressives from diverse backgrounds for state and local office. She is also involved in national organizations such as War Resisters League and local groups including the Detroit Black and Arab Unity Network.
 
Farah studied at the University of Michigan, completing her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience in 2014 and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2016. During her time in college, Farah gained experience in progressive, grassroots organizing for organizations such as Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, and she built her leadership experience as a student government representative and graduate student instructor.
 
In her spare time, Farah travels often and enjoys eating her way through each place she visits. She cherishes quality time with friends and family.