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Hawi Muleta is one of Northwest Health Foundation's two SummerWorks interns.
Hawi is currently working on her undergraduate degree at Willamette University. She is majoring in politics and minoring in history, both with an international focus. She hopes to use her degree to assist people in underprivileged communities with finding ways for more sustainable living through obtaining basic necessities such as food, water and shelter.
Prior to this internship, Hawi worked as former Mayor Charlie Hales' SummerWorks intern, a Willamette University Archives' intern and a Portland State University student intern through the Sociology Department. She has served on the Equity and Empowerment Committee at Willamette University, working with fellow Willamette students of color and administration to find a place on campus for students to meet and feel safe. She was also a part of the Black Student Union Executive Team at Willamette for the last two years, working to create a space where students of color can voice their concerns about current issues, as well as share stories of racial injustice occurring in their daily lives and throughout the world.
Hawi was born in Ethiopia and raised in Portland, Oregon. Her parents brought her and her siblings to Portland to obtain a better education. In her free time, she loves spending time with family, reading and traveling.