Damitu Hamda is a member of the Madison365 Academy. She is a senior at Verona Area High School. After graduating, she aspires to attend a university located in the Twin Cities to study International studies/relations. She enjoys studying cultures and languages and hopes to become fluent in Spanish and French as well as travel the world. Her family comes from Oromia, a region of land found in East Africa. She plans to dedicate her career towards their liberation. Her interests include: watching bio-pics, spoken word/poetry, social justice, filmmaking, and biking.