Shafaq joined Stanford Law School in 2019 as a public interest career counselor to advise law students who are interested in pursuing government and nonprofit work. Shafaq has been a public interest lawyer for over eight years, serving the last two as the Director of the Disability Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services. Along with the attorneys and paralegals in DAP, she represented low income individuals who had been denied SSI/SSD disability benefits in their administrative hearings and subsequent appeals. Before that, she spent five years as a senior staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice’s Mental Health Law Project. Shafaq represented clients with mental illness in housing court and administrative hearings. While at MFJ, she provided trainings to mental health providers, mental health consumers, court staff, and judges. She established a legal clinic at Harlem Community Justice Center housing court as a community based initiative to provide immediate access to an attorney and also oversaw a pro bono referral program with partner law firms. Earlier in her career, Shafaq served as a Fellow with South Brooklyn Legal Services. Shafaq earned her JD from Cardozo Law School and her BA from Columbia University.