Samah is the Australian Director of The Global Poverty Project and a women’s rights and anti poverty campaigner .
She was selected as the 2010 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations and completed a fellowship with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Samah has advised national governments and international organizations on youth policy, multiculturalism and human rights issues.
Her advisory roles have included member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, member of Amnesty International’s Diversity Steering Committee and member of the National Youth Roundtable .She was also selected as a participant to the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit and a member of the UN Expert Meeting Group on Youth.
She has completed a Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences (Political Science) at the University of Sydney . She has been recognized for her volunteer work and listed as “50 women we must admire ” by the Herald Sun , a CRC Young Volunteer of the Year, finalist for NSW Young Australian of the Year and received a human rights commendation award by the Australian Human Rights Commission. She was also voted as one of the top 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Institute .
Samah is a regular commentator on ABC24 newsmakers, ABC’s Q and A program, and also published several opinion pieces for Fairfax media as well as co authored the book ‘ The Future by Us’ .
Samah is also a performance artist and playwright .