Inaara Gangji

Student, Northwestern University


Inaara Gangji is a third-generation Tanzanian of Indian origin and currently lives in Doha, studying Journalism and Strategic Communication at Northwestern University in Qatar. An activist for women and minority issues, and passionate about health, science and education advocacy, Inaara spends her time working on projects on the same. Most recently, she even received a major grant to study migrant entrepreneurship in Qatar from the Qatar National Research Fund and spent this past summer working on sexual health advocacy and education with young girls in rural Ghana through a scholarship from Northwestern University. She believes innovation and empathy are key in solving our world’s problems and her goal is to gain the tools to create a more inclusive learning environment for women. Her work on the role of education in empowering women has been featured on Al Jazeera. Inaara also founded an education startup and she has worked for a WISE Award winner, Ubongo. She is also an incoming Carter Center Mental Health Reporting Fellow. She currently works for Qatar Foundation’s communication directorate and will also be doing her residency at USAToday next semester. She aspires to earn a master’s in development and work in nonprofits after working in traditional journalism for a few years. In her free time, she is an active member of the African Student’s Association and student news website on campus and is a curly hair blogger.