Haben Girma Featured in Washington Post Profile

Former Skadden fellow Haben Girma ('13) was featured in a Washington Post profile highlighting her triumphs in overcoming being deaf and blind to pursue a successful legal career ("Deaf-Blind Harvard-Trained Lawyer Who Made Waves Now Rides Them, Too," Jan. 4). Haben, the daughter of an Eritrean refugee and the first-ever deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School, now works as a staff attorney for Disability Rights Advocates and was honored by President Obama in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. In addition, she's learning to surf. “It’s symbolic of all the possibilities that are out there,” Haben said of surfing. She also has been named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for Law & Policy.