Dina Omar is a doctoral student at Yale University pursuing a Ph.D in Palestinian Studies. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology. Additionally, Omar has a MA from Columbia University. Omar is a long-time member and organizer for Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and an active supporter and promoter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. Omar is a also a poet and writer for the anti-Israel website Electronic Intifada and is currently working as the membership coordinator for the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.