Orubba Almansouri is a native of Yemen. In 2016, she graduated from the City College of New York with a BA in History and English. As a Mellon Mays Fellow she researched the intersection of oral traditions and literature in the works of Yemeni author Nadia Al-Kokabani and the importance of oral poetry and folklore in Yemen. Currently, Orubba is an MA candidate at NYU’s Near Eastern Studies program where she continues her study of Yemen’s literary and cultural history.
As the YPP’s Community Advocacy Intern, Orubba helps the YPP communicate the needs and interests of the Yemeni-American community to local and national policymakers.