Guled Ibrahim
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Minneapolis, Complaint Investigation Officer

Guled Ibrahim is a Somali American and a resident of Saint Louis Park. Guled came to the United States as a teenager in 2005. He is an energetic and self-motivated young leader who has distinguished himself as an exemplary leader among his peers. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from the University of Minnesota. And in the last five years, he has worked and studied at graduate schools in the US, UK, and Australia. In 2016 he earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Mitchell Hamline Law School and international MBA from BPP Business School in London. In 2017, Guled was selected for the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship by the Rotary Foundation. As a Rotary Peace Fellow, he completed a Master of International Studies in Peace and Conflict at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2018. Additionally, Guled was named as one of the Most Influential 100 People of African Descent in 2018 by MIPAD in support of the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent.

Prior to receiving the Rotary Peace Fellowship, Guled worked for the City of Minneapolis’ Intergovernmental Relations department as an Urban Scholars and helped draft its 2017 legislative agenda. He also clerked for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for Minnesota in 2015.

During his time in law school, Guled was a Ferencz Fellow in Human Rights and Law with World Without Genocide, a human rights advocacy organization based in Minnesota. He also sat on the Board of Directors for the United Nations Associations of Minnesota and Minnesota Justice Foundation. In 2015, he was selected to participate the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States conference in The Hague. And in 2016, he was chosen to participate One Young World Summit in Ottawa to represent the United States and Somalia.

Guled is an avid reader of international affairs and a travel aficionado who has traveled close to three dozen countries in five continents. Since returning to Minnesota from Australia, Guled hopes to continue being active in the community. He is passionate about education and empowering the youth through mentoring and leadership programs. Guled hopes to use his legal and business background to help address some of the issues New Americans face in Minnesota. Guled often says "if the human mind can conceive and believe, human ingenuity can achieve."