Office of Student Life

Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

Fatima Dahir

Hometown: Hilliard, OH

Major(s): Public Management, Leadership and Policy, and Geography

OSU Involvement: Refuge-Mentor; Ladies of Leadership-Mentor and Service Chair; University Ambassador; Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Grant Reader; John Glenn College of Public Affairs-Ambassador

Favorite Quote: “Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am a carpenter of my own soul.” -Rumi


Fay Dahir is passionate about improving conditions and outcomes for the communities that she belongs to. Outside of her studies, she is currently on the executive board of the Muslim Students Association, serves as a campus tour guide with the University Ambassador program, and works as a mentor for refugee and immigrant youth seeking higher education with RefugeOSU. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in sociology, with a specific research interest in refugee resettlement and the migrant experience. She intends to teach at the Ohio State University one day. In her free time, Fatima likes to hang out at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and spend time with her three sisters.