Students for Economic Justice 2012 Fellowship
Zainab Badi is an undergraduate at the University of California San Diego where she studies International Studies-Political Science. On campus, she works as the Director of Civil and Human Rights at the Student Sustainability Collective, an organization that seeks to educate students about the intersections of environmental and social sustainability and create policies to make UCSD more sustainable. She aspires to one day work in education reform to make a higher education accessible to all students. Zainab plans to either attend law school or pursue a Master’s degree in Public Administration after she graduates. She chose to apply to the SEJ internship because she felt that she was getting too entrenched in a UCSD bubble and wanted to gain exposure organizing around campaigns in an off-campus environment. She hopes to gain a better understanding of the “real world” through this internship and is very happy to have an opportunity to work on progressive policy campaigns in the San Diego area. Zainab, an avid reader, particularly enjoys the works of Arundhati Roy and Howard Zinn. Along with reading, Zainab also enjoys biking, learning guitar, making brownies, and learning languages in her spare time.