Haben's formal photo.

Haben Girma serves as a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, a non-profit legal center dedicated to protecting the rights of people with disabilities around the country. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, and ranked among Business Insider’s list of 20 Most Impressive Students at Harvard Law School, Haben works to improve access to technology and education at DRA’s  Berkeley, California office. Watch her engaging TEDx Talk describing her work as a pioneering public service lawyer. 

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Haben Shares her story volunteering abroad for students with disabilities

From the article:

“Growing up, Haben Girma knew that international exchange was bound to be in her future. She had visited Eritrea and Ethiopia, places her parents called home before immigrating to the United States.

So when Haben learned about BuildOn as a teenager, she was determined to go. She was excited about BuildOn’s mission of empowering and educating youth by building schools in some of the world’s poorest remote communities and knew first-hand the importance of access to education.”

Building a Foundation for Future Excellence (Mobility International USA)

  1. Above The Law article on how Haben uses technology at DRA
  2. International Telecommunications Blog, Haben Discusses Mainstreaming Technology
  3. Eyes on Success featuring Haben’s work at DRA
  4. Beautiful Column in the Columbus Dispatch: This Champion of Change is Just Getting Warmed Up
  5. Haben featured on The Daily Beast
  6. Business Insider Features Haben and DRA’s work on Scribd lawsuit
  7. San Francisco Foundation Article on Haben’s work with Disability Rights Advocates
  8. American Bar Association highlights Haben’s work.
  9. Haben recognized by National Association of the Deaf, receives July #NADHandwave