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East Africa Fellow

Zahara Legesse Kauffman


Zahara is a psychotherapist devoted to improving the lives of women and children. She provides psychotherapy and training on trauma, child protection and domestic violence for governmental and nongovernmental institutions. She is a radio guest speaker on self-care, parenting and relationships and had a monthly column,"Ask Zahara,” in the magazine, What's Out Addis!, for five years. Zahara started her career in the United States and has spent the last decade in Ethiopia. She has a bachelor’s in Psychology and Human Services and Creative Arts in Therapy from Russell Sage College. She holds master’s degrees in Art Therapy from Marywood University and Social Work from Addis Ababa University.

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