Mehrab Karim joined CHHS as a Policy Analyst in February 2012 and has worked closely since that time with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, as well as the National Capital Region on planning and preparedness efforts. In this role she has supported projects focusing on transportation and mass evacuation, disaster recovery, critical infrastructure protection, continuity of government, risk assessments, mitigation planning and school emergency preparedness. Ms. Karim has also participated in special event planning with federal, state, and local partners such as the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, and supported Montgomery County leadership during emergency operation center activations in 2012 for the derecho and hurricane Sandy.
Prior to joining CHHS Ms. Karim worked within the Maryland Judiciary for over five years as a courtroom clerk in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, where she clerked numerous criminal, civil, family, and juvenile cases. Working within the courthouse helped Ms. Karim understand the complexities of the legal system and the need for implementing effective business practices into the court system for more efficiency. During her years clerking she earned a dual degree at the University of Maryland in a Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Homeland Security Management and a Master of Business Administration. In her spare time she has spent time traveling to nations throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Ms. Karim earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland College Park.