May 6, 1993
30 Years Old
|Political persona & social activist
|Hijabis of New York and the Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment
|Harvard Kennedy School of Government
|5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m)
Rana Abdelhamid is an American political candidate and activist based in Queens, New York. Abdelhamid is also the founder of Hijabis of New York and the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment. She also formally worked in Google.
When Abdelhamid was sixteen, a man tried to rip off her hijab while she was walking down the street.
Abdelhamid attended Middlebury College as a Posse Foundation Scholar, where she majored in international politics and economics. At Middlebury, she and others organized a local chapter of Amnesty International USA.
Rana Abdelhamid was born on May 6, 1993, in Queens of New York. Abdelhamid is of Egyptian descent and grew up in New York with three siblings. As a child, she studied karate.
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