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  • Name: Faduma (Fatima) Abdullah Hassan Ali

    Recipient Year: 2013

    Major: Public Interest Law

    Description: Fatima Hassan Ali is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as 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.  During her 1L summer, Fatima worked on asylum petitions with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic as the Cleary Fellow. 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. 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. Fatima graduated in 2009 from Stanford University with degrees in Human Biology and African Studies. She received the James W. Lyons Service Award in 2008 from Stanford. After graduating in 2014, she also served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas.

    School Name: Harvard University

    Sponsor: Council on American-Islamic Relations|CAIR-SFBA Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phatimah/