Shamsa Ahmed Wins a Fulbright

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Shamsa Ahmed, 2021, graduated with Political Science and International Relations majors won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to teach English in South Korea. She is a TRIO/SSS student, Act Six Scholar and Dell Scholar recipient. She also won the national Boren scholarship where she spent 8 weeks in Florida studying Swahili followed by 4 months in Tanzania learning Swahili and studying Swahili culture and history. Following her ETA she plans to earn a master’s degree in public policy. She is passionate about refugee rights as she herself spent many years in a refugee camp in Kenya until coming to the U.S. as a 6th grader. She’s passionate about peace building and can envision a career in the foreign service or the United Nations. Shamsa is familiar with 5 languages and for the past 5 years has taught young children Saturdays and Sundays at her mosque.