Bio in brief: Nawar Shora
Born: Jan. 8, 1977.
Home town: Damascus, Syria.
Raised: Huntington, W.Va.
Education: Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va., BA, journalism and history, 1997; West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, W.Va., JD, 2001.
Experience: Legal director and director of diversity education and law enforcement outreach, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2001 to 2010.
Awards: FBI Director's Community Leadership Award, 2010; FBI Exceptional Service in the Public Interest Award, 2005; Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Leadership Plaque, 2007; D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Outstanding and Dedicated Service Plaque, 2008.