Najma Osman is the Policy Associate at CAIR Washington where she engages in policy research, legislative advocacy and public education. Prior to CAIR Washington, Najma graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. As a student, she was a mentor for the “Mentor Power for Success” program with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and was President of the Somali Student Association (SSA).

Najma also worked as a field coordinator for MAMA AMAAN – a perinatal research project with Somali Health Board and University of Washington, where she coordinated in providing culturally congruent perinatal education and healthcare services for women in low-income communities.

Najma is currently a Master of Public Health- Health Management and Policy candidate. She believes that advocacy in policies and legislation play a critical part in health, and that understanding the intersection of social justice and health is key to addressing health inequities. With her MPH degree, Najma intends to focus on reducing the barriers marginalized communities face and promote the well-being and health of communities globally through systemic policy change.

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