Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Hiwot Berihun, Legal Director at African Communities Together (ACT).
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Ethiopia and raised in Northern Virginia.
What was your first job in DC and what did you learn?
I was a consultant for the IT consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.
“As Good As it Gets”
Favorite Vacation Spot
One item from your Bucket List
Write a book
Yoga, hiking, reading, and exercising
One thing (other than your phone) you never leave your house without is…
A sweater or scarf
Most rewarding element of your work
When immigrant families reunite or gain status
If I hadn’t become a lawyer, I would be an…
Legal aid is important to me because…
It affords access to legal representation.
Your dream for our legal system is…
Equal, quality representation for all.