Malika Ghafour - Class of 2017
Gender & Women's Studies
Class of 2017
Malika Ghafour recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a master's in public administration. She currently works as a Youth Engagement Coordinator for the United Way of Tuscon and Southern Arizona, where she advocates for youth and builds stronger partnerships with community agencies.
In 2017, she graduated from Oberlin as a Bonner Scholar with a degree in gender and women's studies and a minor in Middle Eastern and North African studies. During her time at Oberlin, she became a tutor for America Reads, which helps public school children develop their reading and writing skills. In 2016, she spent her summer break interning with the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington D.C. During the summer of 2015 she interned with Equal Access in Afghanistan. Malika is committed to helping women and children in Afghanistan and wants to help refugee women and children across the world gain access to health care, shelter, food, and education.
Mailka is originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, but spent most of her childhood as a refugee living in Pakistan. She later returned to Kabul, where she attended Lama-e-Shaheed secondary school.
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