Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib
Kaleemah Kennon Muttaqi is a current undergraduate student at UC Davis, studying International Relations with an emphasis in Peace & Security. As a Sacramento native, with roots in the Bay Area, she is passionate about issues pertaining to her community. Having lived abroad as a child, she looks for ways to connect local & global current events and narratives. She strongly believes that fostering strong inter-communal relations is the only key to revolutionary change. Alongside her position as a student assistant within the African American & African Studies department, she currently serves as Internal VP for the Black Pre-Law Student Association, Publicist for Faces of African Muslims, and Social Justice Director for Imani Legal Clinic. Kaleemah also regularly helps coordinate events and youth activities at her local masjid, MCYC.
Having grown up in Black/Latino Muslim tradition, her activism is informed by Islamic teaching, and likewise, her faith strengthened by Prophetic emphasis of social equality. In her free time, Kaleemah enjoys writing poetry, reading historical fiction, and spending time in nature. Upon receiving her B.A., Kaleemah plans to attend law school, and continue pursuing justice as a civil rights attorney.
Areas of interest
- International Relations