USD Student, Somali Refugee’s Leadership Skills Impress

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Hamse Warfa works full time at Alliance Healthcare Foundation, managing 30-odd grants to nonprofit groups serving poor San Diegans of all ethnicities. He’s a Ph.D. candidate (leadership studies) at the University of San Diego. He’s active in the San Diego Refugee Forum, a group for professionals working with immigrants fleeing oppression. He’s president of the Institute for Horn of Africa Studies and Affairs, a San Diego think tank with an international membership.

But running for office three years from now, when that Ph.D. is hanging on his wall? “That’s my interest,” he said. “I want to be shaping the discussion.” (Full Story