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About me

Hanna Jazmin Jaff Bosdet was born and brought up in San Diego on November 4, 1986, but spent much of her childhood in Tijuana, the home of her maternal family. She went to Saint John’s Episcopal Elementary School and University of San Diego High School (now called Cathedral High School) in San Diego. Hanna is an American born Mexican-Kurd television personality, politician, philanthropist, conference speaker, human rights activist, and author.

Hanna holds a Master’s Degree in Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and minors in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She studied at National University (California) in San Diego, Harvard University in Boston, Columbia University in New York, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, and La Sorbonne University of Paris. In March 2014, she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree for her humanitarian work by the Claustro Doctoral in Mexico.

Since 2013, Hanna has been the Undersecretary of Relations with the Civil Society, the Undersecretary of Immigrants, the National Secretary of Social Management of Youth Network for Mexico, and the National General Secretary of the Revolutionary Youth Expression in the Institutional Revolutionary Party. She was a Federal Congresswoman candidate of the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.

Hanna is the founder of Jaff Foundation for Education, a nonprofit organization, created on June 4, 2013. The foundation has hosted more than 180 charity events worldwide, benefiting more than 120,000 people. Their mission is to teach English to immigrants, refugees, and the less fortunate, launch nondiscrimination campaigns, and aim their attention on world peace and education. Today, the foundation has more than 7,000 active volunteers.

Hanna is an activist for immigrants and refugees, and she frequently volunteers in Iraqi refugee camps, where she teaches English and has donated thousands of her English learning books. In 2013, she organized the first Kurdish Festival in Mexico, the biggest one ever held outside Kurdistan, attended by 80,000 people in four days. Hanna organizes frequent non-discrimination campaigns for the world’s peoples to respect one another’s race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, social class, political views, and age. Hanna conducted a We Are One Campaign in support of war victims in the Middle East. Her projects promote tolerance and public awareness about eliminating hatred.

Hanna speaks at international conferences on topics such as human rights, immigrants, refugees, peace, and the importance of education, mainly to raise awareness and motivation. Hanna has been a speaker for three Tedx Talks and in over 70 universities, schools, and institutions around the world.

Hanna authored a self taught English learning book for Spanish speakers, and translated it for Purepecha and Kurdish speakers. She has donated 22,000 of her three books to immigrants, refugees, and the less fortunate in Peru, Kurdistan, Iraq, Mexico, India, and worldwide. Hanna states that she has been maintaining a diary and bucket list since she was 14 years old. She writes quotes and poetry, inspired by the people and events in her life.

On October 15, 2017, Hanna launched a clothing line called We Are One Campaign. It is a non discrimination world peace movement which aims to eliminate hatred, bullying, and division. Regardless of political, religious, sexual orientation, skin color, gender, disability, socioeconomic, and cultural differences. Using clothes to deliver awareness and messages of respect, unity, and tolerance. With every item purchased We Are One Campaign donates one book to refugees, immigrants, or the less fortunate.

In August 2018, Netflix ‘Made in Mexico’ announced that Hanna would be one of the nine cast members. It will air in 190 countries and 22 languages. The series debuted on September 28, 2018.

She has received the following awards:

2021 International Institute of Cultural Law and Sustainable Development, MX.
Recognition endorsed by the Global Compact of the United Nations and the European Union for my humanitarian work and world peace campaigns.

2020 Woman of Distinction, USA.
Nominated and selected as a 2020 Woman of Distinction for Activism in the 78th Assembly District!
I was chosen based on my achievements, accolades, and commitment to my community.

2019 Earth Peace Award, AT.
Given for my philanthropy work with  Jaff Foundation and We Are One Campaign on behalf of immigrants and refugees.

2019 Forbes Magazine, MX.
100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico.

2019 Cosmopolitan Magazine, MX.
Named as one of the “10 most admired women in Mexico”.

2018 Claustro Mundial Universitario (World University Committee) and Secretaría de Educación Pública (Secretariat of Public Education), MX.
Science & Culture Society Global Award 2018 for her work in human welfare and We Are One Campaign, at the Solemn Ceremony of the Doctoral Council of Mexico, in the Senate of the Republic.

2017 The Peace is Possible, World Peace Day, MX.
Named ‘Ambassador of Peace’ representing Tijuana by the United Nations.

2016 Claustro Mundial Universitario (World University Committee), MX.
Medal for “Academic Excellence”.

2016 Entrepreneur magazine, MX.
Named as one of the “30 under 30 successful Mexicans”.

2016 St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland.
Named as one of the “200 Leaders of Tomorrow under 30”.

2016 Grupo Sexenio (six year period group), MX.
Award for “Philanthropist of the Year”.

2016 Nivel Uno magazine, MX.
Named as one of the “5 Women Transforming Mexico”.

2015 Secretaría Municipal de Seguridad Publica y Transito in Cancun, MX.
Award to Jaff Foundation for its Humanitarian Work.

2015 Caras magazine, MX.
Named as one of the “50 most Admirable Mexican women”.

2015 Lideres Emergentes magazine, MX.
Named as one of the “10 influential youths in Politics in Mexico”.

2015 Congreso Mundial por la Paz (World Congress for Peace), MX.
Won Benito Juárez Medal.

2015 Reforma newspaper, MX.
Named one of the “15 most influential people in politics in Mexico”.

2015 InfoBaja magazine, MX.
Named as one of the “10 most powerful women in 2015 in Baja California”.

2015 Business Calendar 2015 Bellasarte, MX.
Named as one of the “12 women entrepreneurs of the year”.

2014 Ayuntamiento de Tijuana and Instituto Municipal de la Juventud, MX.
Award to Jaff Foundation for Education for its Humanitarian Work.

2014 Petroleum Mexico (PEMEX), MX.
Award to Jaff Foundation for Education for its Social Work Nationwide.

2014 Bakhsish Organization for Humanitarian Arts, Kurdistan.
Award given for humanitarian work.

2014 Sol de Mexico magazine, MX.
Named “Person of the Year in Mexico”.

2014 Cámara Nacional de la Mujer, A.C., MX.
Named “Woman of the Year in Mexico”.

2014 Kurdistan Garmiyan Regional Government in Kalar, Kurdistan.
Named Honorary Representative of Garmiyan in Latin America.

2014 Kurdistan Garmiyan Regional Government in Kalar, Kurdistan.
Award for Philanthropy Work.

2014 Kurdistan Garmiyan Regional Government in Kalar, Kurdistan.
Award for Leadership.

2014 Kurdistan Garmiyan Regional Government in Kalar, Kurdistan.
Award for Women Empowerment.

2014 Kurdistan Garmiyan Regional Government in Kalar, Kurdistan .
Award for Academic Achievements.

2014 Kurdistan Garmiyan Regional Government in Kalar, Kurdistan.
Award for a Humanitarian Work.