Yarah joined DFER in 2014 and has years of political and non-profit development experience. As National Deputy Development Director Yarah supports fundraising operations and outreach, events, and strategic planning. Prior to DFER, Yarah worked for campaigns in New York and Tennessee and as an Organizing Fellow for Obama for America. A native of Atlanta, Yarah attended Fordham University and received a B.A in Political Science and M.A. Elections & Campaign Management. Yarah has been a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts since 2013.