Project Description

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Huthefa Maalim

Huthefa Maalim

Huthefa Maalim

DLINQ Intern, Undergraduate

Major: Undeclared

Currently Exploring: Information Environmentalism 

Campus: Middlebury College, Vermont

Feels Local: Moyale, Ethiopia; Nairobi and Mandera, Kenya

Huthefa (He/Him) is currently in the class of 2024.5 and he is undecided but is interested in Math, economics or International Politics and economics. He is local to Moyale and Mandera towns on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia where he spent most of his childhood, and Nairobi, Kenya where he worked for a non-profit organization called One Acre Fund, and Mandera. Huthefa has experience with mentoring kids, and is excited to explore misinformation and disinformation with the help and support of DLINQ. Outside of DLINQ, Huthefa enjoys running, hiking and everything to do with the outdoors, except for soccer.

Why DLINQ: Huthefa likes DLINQ because it gives him an opportunity to explore misinformation and disinformation and understand it better. He is interested in exploring the information environmentalism studio of the internship more.