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Abou Ndiaye

Social Justice Finance Fellow

Abou Ndiaye is an NREI fellow Sponsored by Prudential. He emigrated from Mauritania to Columbus, Ohio, in 2005 and attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and African Studies. During his Undergraduate studies, Abou studied abroad in Brazil and conducted research centered around the educational outcomes of Afro-Brazilians compared to their white counterparts, discovering extreme similarities between The U.S. and Brazil in terms of race, class, and educational opportunities. Abou is also a member of the Mauritanian Human Right Network. This organization seeks to end discrimination in Mauritania by raising awareness and engaging local stakeholders, including our political representatives.

Abou is also a recent Graduate of American University’s School of International Service, concentrating on Governance and Democracy in Africa and Latin America. While in graduate school, he obtained an internship at the Office of Human Rights with the D.C. government, working alongside seasoned professionals to protect the civil rights of D.C. residents. Abou also published articles that focused on democratic erosion across the world. Abou speaks four Languages English, French, Fulani, and Wolof, and enjoys sports as leisure. Abou hopes to bring an International framework during his CBCF fellowship while also gaining valuable skills in becoming a better leader.