Basma Alawee is the State Refugee Organizer with Florida Immigrant Coalition, working on the We Are All America campaign. While Basma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Material Engineering, like many refugees she was unable to find work in her chosen field upon coming to the United States from Iraq. Basma taught math at The Foundation Academy and volunteered to help refugees at World Relief and Lutheran Social Services. Basma was selected to be the Florida delegate for the UNHCR Refugee Congress. She currently serves on the boards of Refugee Center Online and Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN).