Faridah is an MPA in Development Practice candidate at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs [SIPA]. At SIPA her study is focused on innovative methods of using agriculture to reduce poverty in Africa. She attended the American University of Nigeria, receiving a BA in Economics & Comparative Politics and serving as President of Student Government.
Prior to SIPA, she was at an African agricultural impact investment firm, where she worked to improve the productivity and incomes of thousands of rural smallholder farmers. Faridah is an alumna of the inaugural class of fellows at the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, and is a fluent Hausa speaker.