Western African Affairs
Mariam graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler and holds a BA and an MA in political science and government with a minor in international relations. Originally from The Gambia, West Africa, Mariam currently works for the Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center, and she is a survivor representative for the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. foundation. She has also gained experience as the Global Head of Programs for the Youth for Sustainable Development Foundation; interning for the World Affairs Council of Dallas, Texas; and volunteering at pro bono immigration law offices around the greater Dallas area.
Mariam dedicates her time to raising awareness on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), and through her many years of experience in youth group activities,.
Her areas of expertise are mainly urban farming and development, gender studies, crisis de-escalation, and migration.
Mariam focuses on the following SDGs: