Fayrouz Saad grew up as the daughter of immigrants who taught her anyone can achieve the American dream through hard work and determination. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she got her start in politics as a field organizer for John Kerry's presidential campaign. She worked in state politics before being inspired by President Obama and later landed an appointment in his administration fighting domestic terrorism at the Department of Homeland Security.
Her work in numerous political offices showed her that voters "want to talk about the issues. They want to see how people feel. Before they send their next representative to Congress and to Washington, they really want to make sure that person knows what they're talking about and aligns with them," Saad said.