Noel Arikew

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Class of 2025
2024 Democracy Camp in DC

Noel Arikew (he/him)

Noel Arikew is a first-generation, low-income, transfer student double majoring in political economy and legal studies as well as minoring in public policy. At Berkeley, he is a Miller Scholar, and is currently working on his research on anti-Blackness in the immigration system, and possible policy recommendations to humanize the US immigration system. His research aims to shed light on the often overshadowed aspects of systemic injustice, particularly as they pertain to Black immigrants. Through his research endeavors, Noel aspires to be a catalyst for positive change, advocating for equitable policy reform within the immigration and criminal justice system. Noel's interest in public service is deeply rooted in his personal experience as an immigrant from Ethiopia to the United States. His unique perspective fuels his passion for social justice and inspires him to contribute meaningfully to the betterment of his community at the federal level. Noel seeks to be a voice for the voiceless, advocating for policies that address the nuanced realities and complexities of immigration, criminal justice, and social inequality.

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Major(s): Legal Studies, Political Economy

Minor(s): Public Policy