Concentration: MPA-DP Program
Hometown: Born in Somalia, grew up in Yemen and now a US Citizen from Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Zaynab Abdi (she/her/hers) is an MPA-DP '23 and earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Studies, and Philosophy from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. When she was selecting which school she should go to for her Master's degree, representation mattered to her. As an Immigrant, Black Muslim woman from Yemen and Somalia, she is excited to create help build bridges between under-represented communities and SIPA. Additionally, in her role as the DP Representative for SIPASA, she would love to be able to help new DPs to make their decisions and join the DP family at SIPA.