Faduma (Fatima) Abdullah Hassan Ali
Public Interest Law
Harvard Law School
Fatima Hassan Ali is a third year student at Harvard Law School, where she is a student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Her interest span from law in developing countries and emerging markets to media, gender equality and politics. This past summer, she split her summer working with the government of Rwanda as a Chayes Fellow and in Cambodia with a local law firm. During her 1L summer Fatima worked on asylum petitions with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic as the Cleary Fellow. Prior to law school, Fatima tackled research projects focusing on how health and human rights intersect in conflict areas. As the Haas Center and Freeman Spogli International Public Service Fellow, she worked with the UN-led Global Protection Cluster in Geneva focusing on gender-based violence in humanitarian crises. She subsequently worked at the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University, focusing on child health in fragile states and also with a philanthropic consultancy advising private donors. Fatima was honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her work in mobilizing the diaspora during the East Africa famine in 2011. In college, she was a Americans for UNFPA Student Ambassador and travelled to Uganda and Rwanda to blog for Marie Claire on UNFPA programs related to reproductive health, safe motherhood, and human rights.
Fatima graduated in 2009 from Stanford University with degrees in Human Biology and African Studies. She served as President of the Muslim Student Awareness Network (MSAN) and as a staff member at the Women’s Community Center. She received the James W. Lyons Service Award in 2008 from Stanford.
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