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Raisa Elhadi

Outreach Coordinator

Raisa graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a degree in Global Studies that focused on human rights in the Middle East. While obtaining this degree she gained insight in human rights and social justice issues in her own community, particularly while working at an immigration law clinic throughout and following her undergraduate career. After graduation, Raisa volunteered for five months in Beirut, Lebanon, teaching Syrian refugees, and then returned to Minnesota to work with LeadMN and empower student leaders in communities of color in her own state.

Outside of work, Raisa enjoys writing and reading at different cafes in the Twin Cities, participating in music groups and playing piano and guitar at home, and traveling in whatever capacity she can, whether that’s camping in Minnesota, cross-country road trips, or voyages across the world.