Mouaz Moustafa was born and raised in Damascus, Syria before moving to America at the age of 12. Drawing inspiration from the heroes of the American Revolution, Mouaz has worked on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Egyptian and Libyan revolutions. Since the start of the revolution in his home country, he has worked the back-rooms of Washington trying to bring the Syrian revolution to the forefront of political discourse.
As the Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), Mouaz advocates on behalf of the pro-democratic movement inside of Syria. Working with his expansive network of activists, opposition figures, and Free Syrian Army soldiers, Mouaz and SETF provide aid to the millions of Syrians in need humanitarian assistance and are working to build a system of civilian councils to help with transitional governance inside Syria.