Alumni Spotlight (2020)
Meet Maha Ibrahim, a Civil Rights attorney and proud Riverside Community College District graduate. She moved from northern Indiana in 2001 and immediately enrolled at Norco College and Riverside City College through 2004.
During her time at Norco College and Riverside City College, she served as the RCCD student trustee where she represented and advocated for students and relevant issues.
“RCCD and the California Community College system changed my life. The college atmosphere was fully accessible, welcoming, hope-giving, and dream-realizing for the millions of first generation, self-made, self-finding, students,” said Ibrahim.
After graduating from RCCD, Ibrahim attended the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with honors. She went on to work in the United States Congress and in the California State Assembly. After a couple of years in public service, Ibrahim decided to pursue a career in law and was accepted to UCLA Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2015. She is now a member of the California Bar and a successful full-time practicing Civil Rights Attorney in northern California.
Ibrahim reached out to Norco College and the District after learning about the protests that took place in the City of Norco. She shared her story and a letter of support. Read more about Ibrahim’s inspiring story
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