Mana Azarmi is in the office of Senator Padilla of California, where she works on technology policy issues. Previously, she served as policy counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a US non-profit dedicated to putting democracy and individual rights at the center of the digital revolution. In her work, she focuses on the disproportionate impact of surveillance on immigrants and other marginalized communities. During her legal studies, Mana worked on projects at the intersection of human rights law and technology, as well as immigration policy, direct legal services and litigation. Mana holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard University and two bachelor's degrees in international relations and political science from the University of California at Davis.