KIPP Nashville Public Schools Alum
Fatuma Abdikadir is first-generation college student at Berea College where she is majoring in peace and social justice with a minor in political science. Coming from a low-income, immigrant background, she is no stranger to the overwhelming racism, xenophobia, and discrimination that plagues society. Fatuma aspires to transform her trauma and use it as a resource to bring about positive change in unrepresented communities. She has used spoken word poetry to spread awareness and provoke uncomfortable but essential conversations. On campus, she is currently organizing a campaign in service of improving quality of life for student workers. Fatuma hopes to continue taking all opportunities to keep learning and being a conduit of positive change. In the future, she plans to become an immigration lawyer to amplify the voices of communities that are too often ignored.