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  • Name: Abeera Saeed

    Recipient Year: 2020

    Major: Ethics, Politics and Economics; Concentration in Human Rights

    Description: Abeera Saeed is a graduate of Yale University, where she studied Ethics, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Behavioral Economics and Human Rights. Hailing from Jersey City, she is the cofounder of the ALI Leadership Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to training urban youth in low-income areas to become the activists, organizers, and grassroots leaders of tomorrow. She has worked with various local politicians and nonprofits, helping to manage a campaign that canvassed for the youngest Muslim official in America to be elected onto the school board of Jersey City. Abeera has also helped 30,000+ young people register to vote through DoSomething.org and has been honored on Insider NJ’s Top 100 Millennial Power List in 2020. She was a Yale Presidential Public Service Fellow and spends her free time in between classes tutoring refugees and watching Leonardo Dicaprio movies.

    School Name: Yale University

    Sponsor: Ghulam and Arifa Azad Family Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abeera-saeed-a608ba134/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient