The daughter of Muslim Bangladeshi immigrants, Lamisa Mustafa is a rising fourth year honors student at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, majoring in human rights, sociology and public policy. In 2019, Lamisa served as the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Intern in Washington, DC and co-presented an original college access research study at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education. As the Community Outreach Intern for the SMU Human Rights Program, she works to build intersectional human rights networks. As an SMU Human Rights Fellow, Lamisa founded “We The Students”, a first-of-its-kind community symposium about student activism. She serves as an undergraduate representative on multiple university-wide councils, including the Student Affairs Committee to the SMU Board of Trustees, advocating for policies and practices to holistically support all students. Throughout her career, Lamisa aspires to advance educational equity by integrating her passions in public policy, community-powered social change and education as a human right.
Updated May 2020