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Fall '18, Public Policy

Award Year 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Yvonne Diabene is a senior at Brown University studying Public Policy. She has a background in grassroots advocacy, community organizing, and data analytics and is committed to impacting policies that lead to equitable opportunity. With a passion for social justice, her work is specifically focused on amplifying the voices of historically marginalized groups at the intersection of Education Policy, Immigration, and Government Reform. Yvonne has been an active volunteer in the Rhode Island community through after-school tutoring and working with local labor groups. At Brown, she is a mentor to many and has served as a leader in Student Government, the Black Student Union, and as a Residential Peer Counselor. Originally from Ghana, Yvonne is fluent in 4 languages including French and loves trying new recipes from all over the world.