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Hadiyyah Abdul-Jalaal, MPP

Hadiyyah Abdul-Jalaal currently serves as the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA member sponsored by the University of Maryland SAFE Center Equity and Community Engagement programs for the July 2021- July 2022 service year. In this role, Ms. Abdul-Jalaal will review and recommend updates to internal policies that will foster an environment of diversity and inclusion and align with the Center’s vision of being an antiracist organization. She will work to support the development of the Center’s Survivor Leadership Program and Survivor Ambassador Program. Before joining the Center, Ms. Abdul-Jalaal served for three years as an undergraduate research assistant at George Mason University under the direction of Dr. Correa-Cabrera. In addition, Ms. Abdul-Jalaal had the opportunity to interns twice with the U.S. Department of State. First, in 2019, with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the Office Multilateral and Global Affairs on the Internet Freedom, Business, & Human Rights team. Then, in 2020, with the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons on the Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs team. Ms. Abdul-Jalaal received her Bachelor’s degree in Government and International Politics with a concentration in International Relations while receiving a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government in May 2021. Ms. Abdul-Jalaal earned a Master’s in Public Policy with an emphasis in Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption in May 2022 from George Mason University.

UMD SAFE Center Team Statement on Racial Injustice

The UMD SAFE Center decries the structural racism that remains as a toxic legacy of our country’s history and permeates our society today, and we are working to ensure that we are an actively anti-racist institution.