Juweria Dahir

juweria dahir

Juweria is pursuing graduate studies in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Originally from England, she moved to Buffalo in 2013. Since that time, she graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo with BA in sociology, concentrating in policies that mitigate economic, gender and racial inequalities. During her Prosperity Fellowship, Juweria secured an internship in local government, working with the department to build analytic models using the DSSG program and providing the public with multi-channel access to municipal services. Juweria was later offered her new position as the coordinator in the Office of Citizen Participation & Information. She is responsible for administering Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Livable Communities Beautification Grant and serves as a liaison between various city departments and nearly 500 block clubs, identifying and implementing new technology to foster innovation and central city revitalization. Juweria is also active in the community and was the winner of the 2015 Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals Community Engagement Award and the 2015 recipient of the Change Makers 30 Under 30  Awards. From her leadership background to the context of theoretical and practical framework, Juweria has sharpened her sense of the international communal sector and established her place as a future leader in the community. Juweria enjoys ice skating and exploring Buffalo’s great architecture and neighborhoods.