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HEDS Talks 2 – The Muslim American Experience: A Personal Narrative
April 21, 2017 @ 9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Nadeen Ibrahim migrated from the Palestinian Territory when she was seven months old, and moved to Colorado in 1997. She was raised in Wiggins, Colorado – a northeastern rural community of less than 1000 individuals. Presently, Nadeen is a fourth-year and senior student at the University of Colorado Denver, majoring in public health and minoring in leadership studies and chemistry. In addition to being committed to her undergraduate studies and excelling academically, Nadeen is active on campus and in the community. In March 2015, the Colorado State Governor appointed Nadeen to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Board of Health, making her the youngest Coloradan to be appointed to this governor-commissioned board. She also serves as a commissioner on the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission, providing recommendations to the Denver City Mayor on creating a more inclusive, safe environment for Denver’s immigrant and refugee communities. Additionally, Nadeen is a community organizer for the Muslim community in Colorado, serving as a consultant to government and nonprofit agencies and spearheading efforts on empowering and positively showcasing Muslim Americans in Colorado. She will be attending Oxford University in England this Fall 2017 to complete a Master of Public Policy.