Class of 2022
Samera Yousuf joins the GHD program as a Paul D. Coverdell Fellow and Crawford Scholar. She is pursuing certifications in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies and Diplomatic Studies. During her time at Georgetown, she has worked for the World Bank, the International Rescue Committee, the International Labour Organization in Iraq, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She was also selected as one of two inaugural GHD Social Justice student assistants to lead the program’s efforts related to social justice and DEI issues.
Prior to GHD, Samera served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Amazon region of Ecuador, where she worked as an English teacher and secondary teacher trainer. Before her Peace Corps service, Samera co-founded the Afghan-American Conference (now, AACO), which has become the nation's largest and most active nonprofit for Afghans. Samera graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Economics and Political Science. She is fluent in Spanish and conversationally proficient in Dari.