Sharif is a San Francisco born, Bay Area-raised Palestinian. He is currently earning his MA in the college of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. For the past three years, he has been holding workshops and working with youth in different high schools and community events as AROC’s youth coordinator. He is now in his 4th year working as lead organizer, developing the leadership of members and community. He loves hip hop and other cultural work, and is committed to ending state violence from the Bay Area to our homelands..