Panel Welcomes Truman Scholar Fatimata Cham as Summer Intern
The Inspection Panel welcomed Fatimata Cham as its 2023 Truman Scholar summer intern. Fatimata is a Truman Scholar and a recent graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she earned a double major in government and law, and women and gender studies, as well as a minor in religious studies. Her impressive academic record includes being awarded the Aaron O. Hoff Award for Emerging Leader, the Rev. J. W. and R. S. Porter Bible Prize, the LIST honoree Social Impact Award, and being a member of the Tri Alpha First-Gen Honor Society and a Harvard PPLC Scholar. She also attained the Dean's List in three of four semesters (2019-2021), received the World Citizen Award (2020), and was "Rookie of the Year" in Student Government (2020). Additionally, she has received several scholarships, including the National Scholarship Winner for NASSP and Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
Fatimata is a passionate human rights activist and published poet who has worked with various organizations through the United Nations Foundation to advocate for gender equality. Her poetry has been recognized with several awards, including the Jean Corrie Prize in Poetry (Honorable Mention (2019-2021)), the Spiritual Influencer Award (2019), and the Presidential Service Award (2019).
During her internship which runs through July 2023, Fatimata will be working closely with the Panel team on ongoing Inspection Panel case works and assist in research and publications of the Panel’s work. Her dedication to social justice and her impressive academic and leadership achievements make her an excellent addition to the Inspection Panel team, and we are enjoying working with her.