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  • Name: Amna Rustom

    Recipient Year: 2022

    Major: Public Administration

    Description: Amna Rustom received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her field of study was inspired by the advocacy work that she engaged in during her undergraduate years. Through her experiences working with immigrant communities in Columbus, OH, and her community efforts in Cincinnati, OH, she has learned that the core of allyship comes in direct action and efforts to improve the lives of people around her. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement in 2020, Amna and several other college students co-founded an organization called Cincinnati For Justice which has transformed into a mutual aid fund and hosts annual community events. She has also served as a board member for the Ohio Women's Alliance, remaining invested & connected to issues in her home state. Amna's goal is to use her studies to elevate her skills as a leader and as an advocate for marginalized groups.

    School Name: University of Southern California

    Sponsor: Akbari Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amna-rustom

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient