Name: Mustafa Alemi
Recipient Year: 2017|2020
Congressional Office: Rashida Tlaib, MI-13 (Fellowship), Ruben Kihuen, NV-4 (Internship)
Bio: Born to Afghan refugees and raised in southern California, Mustafa Alemi is a JD candidate at the University of Washington School of Law as a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar. In 2020-2021, he was ISF's first Congressional Policy Fellow and served in the Office of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13). Mustafa graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. As an undergraduate, he was a UCLA Law Fellow, intern in the U.S. House of Representatives, and president of Students for Justice in Palestine. His senior thesis, an analysis of contemporary Turkish democracy, received the Dean’s Award at the SDSU Student Research Symposium. After graduating, he received a Fulbright scholarship to serve as a teaching assistant in rural Malaysia. A product of his diverse immigrant, Muslim community, Mustafa intends to utilize his legal education to protect and advocate for society's most vulnerable.
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