Isra Bhatty was born in Leeds, England and raised in northern Chicagoland. She graduated from The University of Chicago in 2006 with majors in Economics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She has a Master’s degree in Evidence Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She is currently finishing her law degree at Yale Law School. Outside of school, Isra has pursued a range of interests. She serves as a multi-lingual translator for detainees at GuantÃ¡namo Bay and has worked closely with the Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN). Her research interests are in disability rights, criminal justice policy, and social interventions for “at-risk” minority youth.