Champions of Change
Haben Girma empowers students with disabilities to become better self-advocates, and teaches families and educators to set high expectations. The first deafblind student at Harvard Law School, she is on her way to becoming a disability rights lawyer. Haben has conducted workshops and speeches for students and educators around the country, interned at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, spent 3 weeks building a school in Mali, and served as a mentor to students with disabilities in the U.S. and abroad. After law school, Haben will serve as a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates where she will work to increase the accessibility of digital instructional materials at colleges and universities.