Fana Ruth HaileSelassie
Fana Ruth HaileSelassie is a graduating Senior at Spelman College pursuing a major in International Studies with a minor in Spanish. Originally born in Nairobi, Kenya, Fana was raised in Durham, North Carolina. Throughout her matriculation at Spelman, Fana has worked to connect students interested in foreign policy to retired U.S. State Department Ambassadors and diplomats by establishing a professional network for students through the non-profit organization Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS).
Though her passion for diplomacy and international development can be traced back to her cultural background, her academic experiences traveling abroad to China, Spain, and Sweden through Spelman solidified her intentions to pursue a career as a United States Foreign Service Officer upon graduation. As the 79th Spelman SGA President, has been working alongside Spelman’s senior administration to facilitate a smooth and safe transition to virtual learning amidst the pandemic. Outside of Spelman, Fana’s main pastimes include hiking, reading, and exploring new recipes in the kitchen. She is also a recent initiate of the Eta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at Spelman College.