Fatima Dirie is a former refugee from Somalia who was resettled to Salt Lake City with her family in 1997. She serves as the Policy Advisor for Refugees and New Americans in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, and previously served for four years as the Community Refugee Liaison for Mayor Jackie Biskupski. She has a Masters of Social Work, with an emphasis on international social work, from the University of Utah, served as President of the Black Student Union at Salt Lake Community College, and is the Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Somali Youth Center. She also coordinates the Utah Refugee Civic Group, serves on the Governors Refugee Advisory Board, and is the Utah Delegate and board member of the Refugee Congress, a national nonprofit organization of refugee leaders from around the country. Her campaign is focusing on public education, community health, public transportation, women’s rights, and legislative integrity.