Director of Movement and Campaign Strategies, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)
Ismahan Abdullahi is a Muslim Somali refugee woman working for social justice and equity. She is the director of Movement and Campaign Strategies at the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans, building grassroots power through community organizing, policy advocacy, leadership development and coalition work, designing and implementing a civic engagement infrastructure, and using an integrated voter-engagement strategy to build a visible refugee electorate in San Diego. Abdullahi is also co-host of the “Flip the Script: The Future is Female” podcast, which lifts up women game-changers and leaders in San Diego County. A fierce advocate, she believes in building an inclusive society that affirms the dignity of all.