Major: International Affairs and ArabicSchool: Bayyinah Institute
Sponsor: Bayyinah Dream Program
Nicole Fauster is thriving as a Georgetown Law student and burgeoning leader on campus. She will serve as co-president of the Muslim Law Students Association for the 2018-2019 school year. Her passion for justice only grows and she will continue pursuing it through civil rights litigation work at the American Civil Liberties Union in Baltimore, Maryland in the summer of 2018.
Message to Sponsors: My name is Nicole Fauster, and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I studied International Relations, Arabic, and Sociology. I always had a passion for human rights law, and I had been working and focusing on international law throughout my college career until the Chapel Hill Shooting. The hate crime, which took place my senior year, rocked our community and shook me to the core. I realized the problems of Islamophobia, racism, discrimination, and bigotry were not only in my own country, but in my backyard. I realized I have a serious responsibility to make the country I call home more equitable for those who have marginalized identities. With that goal in mind, I have decided to attend Georgetown Law to focus on public interest law as it pertains to marginalized religious identities. I appreciate the financial support you have provided for me, it will seriously help off set the cost of attendance. I pray that Allah blesses you and your family. I also pray that you will also get rewarded for every good action I do with this degree. This has surely lifted a burden, and for that I am immensely grateful.
Bio: Nicole Nansamba Fauster is a Ugandan American who was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She recently finished her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Arabic with a minor in Social and Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Fellow in 2013, she was given the opportunity to travel to the Middle East to exercise her passions: interfaith dialogue, cross cultural exchange, and Arabic! She continued her Arabic studies as a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellow in Rabat, Morocco for the entire duration of her junior year. Since graduating, she has returned to the Middle East and is using her knowledge of Arabic whilst working at Tamkeen located in Amman, Jordan. Tamkeen is an organization which specializes in providing legal services to migrant workers in Jordan. Upon her return to the United States, Nicole will start the Bayyinah Dream program where she will engage in an intensive study of Classical Arabic. After the Dream Program Nicole hopes to attend law school with the goal of specializing in international human rights law.
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