Legal Studies and Ethnic Studies
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley
ISF/CAIR-CA Scholarship and the ISF Scholarship
Nayzak Wali-Ali is a rising junior at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Legal Studies and Ethnic Studies. She is involved on campus as the Leadership Development Director of the Black Student Union, member of the committee for PAC-Dawah conference for the Muslim Student Association, an intern at the Berkeley Law School addressing climate change on communities of color, and will serve as the Vice-Chair of the ASUC Diversity Commission.
She has also served within her community as the Chair of the Sacramento Youth Commission (the City of Sacramento’s youth advisory body), the Youth Development Director at the Imani Legal Clinic (a free legal clinic for underserved communities in Sacramento), an intern for Congresswoman Matsui, International Peace Ambassador with the One Voice Peace Project, and a youth representative on the Sacramento City Unified African American Achievement Taskforce (creating equitable educational policies).
Nayzak plans to go to law school to earn her Juris Doctor degree and apply her education to servicing marginalized peoples. She hopes to become a human rights lawyer to protect underserved communities’ freedoms and liberties.
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