Program Assistant, Human Rights Clinic
Naomi Zabasajja (she/her) is a Master of Public Administration Candidate with a concentration in Urban and Social Policy in the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics with a Concentration in International Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park as of May 2020. During her undergraduate career, she also studied Spanish language and culture and African American studies. She served as the President of the Society of African American Studies where she was in charge of organizing a mentorship program called the Saturday Freedom School, which provided middle schoolers in Prince George's County, Maryland with student mentors and lectures from University of Maryland professors on the Black diaspora. She has interned in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper. Her areas of academic interest include diplomacy, migration, public policy, race, and gender.