About Me: I am Somali woman who ran away from her country because of civil war. I hold B.A. degrees in Peace Studies and English from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's. I am the former Director of Women's Health and Advancement Programs for Community Grassroots Solutions, an organization that provides training and education for immigrants and refugees.

I volunteer for so many organizations that assist immigrant and refuge families. I worked as a CPR and First Aid instructor at Saint Cloud Technical and Community College.

Now I am a graduate student at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame

My Passions: Researching issues relevant to women’s rights, justice and equality.

My Challenges: Female Genital Mutilation and Maternal Mortality.

My Vision for the Future: Equality among all people. To illuminate Female Genital Mutilation and to reduce the Maternal Mortality

My Areas of Expertise: International Peace Studies and Public Policy

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