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Fatima Abdullah was a student at North Carolina State University, where she pursued a double major in Art Studies and International Studies. Fatima hopes to use her opportunities towards building dialogue through art working to bring about social change. Growing up in a culturally diverse country- the United Arab Emirates – along with being half Latina and Arab herself, encouraged an appreciation of cultural diversity, while her mother’s status as a widow opened her eyes to the unique struggles lower-income women face as breadwinners in a male dominated world. All of these factors have incentivized her to find ways to address the gender and income-based disparities in my community.