Aden Haji Interview

Aden Haji, ’19, is an Anthropology major who is speaking up about his experiences at UVM. He came to Burlington at the young age of 8 from Somalia with his family and since then has founded “Speak Up Roosevelt Forum” (S.U.R.F.), which is a community-based initiative that unites community members, organizations and law enforcement to discuss how Burlington can become a more open and inclusive city to multicultural voices.

The link below is an interview undergone in December 2017 with Channel 17, where Aden discusses a variety of topics, including his role as a community leader and how the Anthropology department has helped him grow both personally and mentally.

Aden speaks about the Anthropology department from minute 20:45 to 23:45.

For full interview, go to:

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