Rahmah Abdulaleem, B.A. 1997

Executive Director, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights - Washington, DC

1997 Major: Religious Studies; certificate in Markets & Management Studies

How has being a Religion graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"As a Religion major, I had a different background than my fellow classmates in law school. It helped me better understand my peers who were different from me as a religious minority in the United States."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Religion programs? 

"Your first job is not your last job. I spent years in Big Law and did not get to really using my religion degree until 20 years after I graduated."

Rahmah Abdulaleem