Safiya Jama (she/her)

Credentials: International Reach Ambassador

Major: Education Leadership and Policy Analysis – Higher Education (PhD)

Hometown: Kitale, Kenya

Jambo! See tahay! My name is Safiya, and I speak Somali, Swahili, English and a bit of Arabic. I enjoy adventure, reading, cooking, listening to multicultural music, teaching and I recently started crocheting. I also love learning new cultures and languages. I initially came to Madison as Fulbright FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant), a cultural exchange program which allowed me to share the Swahili language and culture with the Madison community. I have since interacted with multiple groups sharing the Somali and Swahili culture. Coming from a multicultural environment, I hope to share Somali and Swahili language and culture with the larger Madison communities as a Reach Ambassador.