PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Brandeis University, February 2014
Dissertation: Somali Diasporic Social Spaces as Communal Responses to War and Displacement
Master of Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work, May 1999
Concentration: Clinical Social Work; Groupwork Specialization
Bachelor of Arts, Tufts University, May 1995
Major: Clinical Psychology; Minor: Studio Art
Social Policy courses at the Heller School, Brandeis University.
Two semesters of intensive Somali language training through the Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) at Michigan State University, 2009