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Usma is a rising junior at American University in Washington D.C. She is majoring in International Relations, minoring in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. In high school, Usma worked at Planned Parenthood of Maryland for two years, serving as a Peer Educator. She conducted monthly teen talks on various sexual health topics as well as assisting in the clinic on Teen Nights, conducting short surveys, doing condom demonstrations, and answering any pre-appointment questions that the patients had. Last summer, she interned at the Department of Defense where she had the opportunity to meet former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. She worked in the Civilian Personnel Policy Department, exploring the creation of a new program called Force of the Future. Usma hopes one day to work as a human rights lawyer, focusing on policy and legislation surrounding reproductive justice and women’s health services.

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