Zainab Alkebsi
Policy Counsel

Zainab is the Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). She is responsible for providing analysis, recommendations, and counsel to the NAD on policy issues affecting people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind. Prior to joining the NAD, she served as Deputy Director at the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing where she coordinated the office’s legislative and policy efforts. Licensed to practice law in Maryland, she is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She also has a B.A. in Political Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Zainab is excited to come full-circle in her path as a Deaf attorney since her very first policy internship was at the NAD! Born and raised in the D.C. area, she enjoys rooting for D.C. sports teams. She also enjoys reading historical non-fiction in her spare time.