Ismahan is a UCSD graduate of Somali descent. In 1992, Ismahan Abdullahi and her family escaped war-torn Somalia to have a life filled with opportunities in America.
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She has been an active part of her community since high school, in which she graduated as Valedictorian and pursued her dream of attending UCSD. Ismahan earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at UCSD where she served as the president of the Muslim Student Association. Ismahan is currently pursuing her graduate degree at San Diego State University.