Fellowship Recipient, University of Washington Department of Global Health

Q: Please tell us about yourself. Where did you live before Seattle and what were you doing?

A: I am a first-generation college student that comes from a large Somali family. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and I graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Medical Anthropology and Global Health with the class of 2018. During undergrad, I worked on multiple projects regarding education on public health issues for marginalized communities.

Q: What are you looking forward to in the MPH program?

A: For a career, I am interested in working with refugee communities abroad and locally in program implementation in regard to maternal and child health. Through this program, I hope to gain the tools that will allow me to be an advocate for change in communities that are hurt by violence at the hands of war and the system.