Haben Girma was born on July 29th, 1988 in the San Francisco area. She is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School.
Haben Girma accelerated in her studies early on using braille.
Lewis and Clark
In 2010, Haben Girma graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Harvard Law School
Haben Girma graduated in 2013 with a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Haben Girma has used her role as a lawyer to advocate for disability rights.
- Joined the Disability Rights Advocacy (DRA) in 2013.
- Received the Helen Keller Achievement Award.
- Named “White House Champion of Change” by President Obama.
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