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Field of Study: Public Management
Leadership Institute: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Mayimuna (Mya) Naggita is the founder of the community-based organization Women and Youth Platform for Action, where she has worked for the past three years. The organization provides career guidance to children in school and combats gender-based violence, child marriage, and other women?s rights issues. To advocate for policy change in these sectors directly, Mya ran for office and was successfully elected in 2021 to a councilorship position in the municipal council. She holds a bachelor?s degree in Computer Science. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Mya plans to advance her political career and continue her social work to fulfill her vision of a just society comprised of self-reliant people.