Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: John W. North High School
Intended Major: History and Peace & Conflict Studies
Aden is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Peace & Conflict Studies. She is an Ethiopian-American student who is interested in community organizing, non-violent direct action, popular education, environmental jutice, civil rights, international relations, and the intersection of art/film and politics.
During her time at Swarthmore, Aden has been passionately involved in the creation of the Global Nonviolent Action Database, which recently debuted on September 11, 2011. She also helped to found Swarthmore Overlaps, a student publication that seeks to facilitate the discussion of political, cultural and social issues that are often left out of the mainstream discourse. Aden has also been involved in groups including the Swarthmore Womyn of Color Collective (SWOCC), the Zero-Hour Artists Collective, and the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).
With her Evans fellowship, Aden has been able to travel to and work in places including Peru, Israel, Egypt, New Orleans and San Francisco.