Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam
Chapter Co-Director, NLC Twin Cities

Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam is an Oromo American Women who was born in Cedar-Riverside, Minneapolis, MN. She holds a Master's degree in Criminology and nearly a decade of experience working with survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and incarceration. She is a national presenter, researcher, trainer, and functions in the realms of the criminal justice system as they intersect with the progressive movement. She has led research that addresses racial disparities in the system from arrests, charging, sentencing, the prison population growth, resulting in mass incarceration. She advocates for ending gender-based violence, criminal justice reform, immigration, housing, and eliminating barriers that impact communities of color from thriving.  She is deeply committed to community and believes it is critical that we truly walk alongside folks. Survivors should lead and always be represented. 

Biiftuu is the  elected Chapter Co-Director of NLC Twin Cities. She was a 2018 NLC Fellow, formerly served as NLC Twin Cities Community Engagement Chair, is a proud member of the NLC Black Caucus, and serves on the NLC National Diversity Committee (NDC). In 2018-2019 she participated in the Community Equity Program with the Wilder Foundation. She organizes fundraisers for local nonprofits, has worked on historic political campaigns, leads a critical conversation series, serves as an interpreter for those seeking asylum, and is dedicated to promoting policies that are centered in racial equity and intersectionality. Biiftuu believes in leading authentically and is grateful that NLC creates spaces to invest in each other to better serve our communities. In her free time, she enjoys giggling, watching Oromo music videos, doing Shagoyee, catching flights, and proper spicy foods.