Gisma Hasan is a RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member at Genesis Youth Foundation in Des Moines, where she is empowering refugee and immigrant youths through tutoring and career exploration.
Originally from Eritrea, Gisma lived in Ethiopia for several years before coming the United States in 2015. Gisma is a graduate of North High School in Des Moines and currently attends Des Moines Area Community College.
As a RISE member, Gisma hopes to learn leadership skills and pass those skills on to refugees in Iowa so they can become leaders themselves.
In her free time, Gisma enjoys watching Korean dramas and listening to music.