Umbreen Bhatti

Umbreen is the Director of KQED’s Innovation Lab. Previously, she was a civil rights lawyer at the ACLU, where she sued police departments, prisons and, once, a movie theater. She was a 2014 JSK fellow at Stanford University. Prior to that, she co-founded islawmix to add context and nuance to the (surprisingly) large number of stories about Islamic law in American news media. Bhatti came to California by way of upstate New York, Barnard College and University of Michigan Law School and now delights in the sun every day.