Haben Girma


The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation and travels the world teaching the benefits of choosing inclusion. She has learnt non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities.

President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. 


BSL Interpretors will be provided at the event.