Nouhamin Leoulekal

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2023 Democracy Camp DC Fellow
Class of 2025

Nouhamin Leoulekal is a first-generation college student, a child of immigrant parents, raised in the East Bay Area, California. She is a sophomore, currently double majoring in Legal Studies and African American studies, and is planning to pursue a Juris Doctorate Degree, upon graduation at the University of California Berkeley.

Currently, at UC Berkeley, Nouhamin is a part of a research project called the Duality of Digital Communications. As a research assistant, she explores the use of digital communications in prison, through tablets and the use of data collected from tablets. On one hand, tablets allow incarcerated people to fulfill basic psychological needs of autonomy, whilst on the other hand, they promise new streams of value from the personal data generated by and through incarcerated people. Through her research project, Nouhamin is able to learn about how data is perceived and used in the prison context.

In the future, Nouhamin is interested in becoming a federal post-habeas corpus criminal defense lawyer, specifically assisting incarcerated individuals in reducing unlawful sentences. Additionally, Nouhamin is interested in working in the Department of Justice and creating accreditation standards for law enforcement agencies regarding penalties surrounding the use of excessive force, racial profiling, and implicit bias.

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Major(s): Legal Studies, African American Studies

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