Hajir Lafta

is a Rise Michigan Fellow and a freshman at Wayne State University. She plans to major in Biological Sciences and minor in Physics. Hajir chose to organize with Rise because she believes the only way to create change is to come together as a community and fight for what’s right. She hopes to share how important it is to vote and prove that it is possible for everyone to pursue higher education no matter what financial situation they are in. Hajir is a strong believer in advocating for change. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, playing tennis, activism, and painting.