Nadia Nadim Aziz ’09 (Clemson University), JD ’13 (Charlotte School of Law)
The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Nadia Nadim Aziz as one of the 2019 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.
Honorees were selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
Nadia is the interim Co-Director and Policy Counsel for “Stop the Hate” for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC. In this role, Nadia is an advocate to strengthen the capacity of communities to combat hate, support individual victims of hate crimes, and hold perpetrators of hate accountable. In this role Nadia has travelled across the country to speak on issues related to the First Amendment and increase in bias motivated crimes. Through the Arab American Institute’s mentorship program, Nadia mentors Arab American undergraduate and law students pursuing a career in public service. She continues to serve Clemson in many ways including delivering a talk on campus at Clemson titled, “Hate Crimes on College Campuses,” to discuss the national trend of increased bias motivated crimes on college campuses around the country.
The primary mission of Clemson YAC is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Young Alumni. Clemson YAC exists to connect Young Alumni with the University, assist Young Alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus, facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent Young Alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives.