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  • Name: Aleena Haris

    Recipient Year: 2022

    Major: Political Science

    Description: Aleena Haris is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she studied Political Science and Human Rights. She previously worked at the US Attorney's Office in the Western District of Washington as a part of the civil division. Over the weekend, Aleena spends her time teaching at an Islamic school where she aims to inspire young Muslim Americans, and young women in particular, to feel confident in their identities. She brings this vision into her academics, where her writing has been centered around women’s rights, including the rights of women in prison and the effects of the dowry system on women’s rights in India. As a fellow for the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, she continued her research on the impacts of cultural and legal systems on women's rights. Aleena hopes to pursue a career in international human rights law to protect and advocate for women’s legal rights.

    School Name: University of Washington - Seattle

    Sponsor: Rahbar Family Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleenaharis/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient