Habiba Mohamed '16

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
From: Somalia 
Currently Lives: Buffalo, NY

Young alumna Habiba Mohamed stayed in Buffalo after graduating from D’Youville in 2016. As an undergraduate, she was involved on campus through Upward Bound, the Sociology Club, Muslim Student Union, and the Admissions Office. Off campus, she was an intern at Journey’s End Immigration and at Congressman Brian Higgins Office. After graduation, she continued to work at Journey’s End Immigration and this past fall, she started working for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

One of Habiba's fondest memories of D'Youville was working in the Admissions Office. She said “it was a family within the larger D’Youville family.” She really enjoyed giving campus tours to prospective students and meeting everyone across campus. The freshmen mentor program also had such a positive impact on her that she still keeps in touch with her mentor.

It is evident that Habiba has continued to serve others in her professional career. At Senator Gillibrand’s Western New York Regional Office she travels across the region and even back to D’Youville where she has recruited interns for this Spring semester. She constantly asks herself, “what can I do to help?” With her hopes to go to law school and eventually work in advocacy, D’Youville is proud to have her as a member of our alumni family.

Featured in January 2018 Alumni E-Newsletter.