I am a first generation Somali-American woman who grew up in the heart of Columbus. I received my degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and have worked in local non-profits for 10 years advocating for and promoting youth development, leadership, and community service. As a person with type-1 diabetes, I am passionate about making sure healthcare and medications are affordable so no one will experience the struggles I’ve experienced with outrageous insulin prices and medical bills. I am also an IGNITE national fellow, an organization that is dedicated to increasing civic engagement and legislative presence amongst young women. I am passionate about women's rights, especially young BIPOC women, Healthcare rights, Education, and Economic Growth.
I’m running because I grew up in this district and understand the struggles and challenges facing this community that I love. From spotty transportation to homelessness to inadequate support services, I know far too well what’s it’s like to fall within cracks and I want to do more to protect our most vulnerable communities right here in District 9. I’m honored for this opportunity to bring a new voice and perspective to Ohio legislation. Lets get our voices heard and Restore Hope!