Jude Alawa of Branford College graduates with Distinction in the Global Affairs major, with a second major in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and as a Global Health Studies Scholar.
Jude is deeply committed to providing healthcare to vulnerable communities. He is the founder and director of Sahha Wa Salaam, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees across the Middle East. As president of the Yale Rotaract Club, he has supported refugee populations and local underserved residents. And in New Haven, he has volunteered his time at the HAVEN Free Clinic providing health services to uninsured patients, and teaching and tutoring students in local schools.
As a scholar, Jude already has a list of publications, with articles in print and forthcoming on cancer treatment in displaced populations, refugee health, and community healthcare. He is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships in support of his research and advocacy, including the Fulbright Scholarship and the Fox Fellowship. Next year, he will begin a Master’s of Public Health at the University of Cambridge.
For his dedication to public service at home and abroad, Yale College is proud to bestow the James Andrew Haas Memorial Prize upon Jude AlRahman Alawa.