Maryan Osman is a San Diego native and a daughter of Somali immigrants. She first aimed to be a biomedical researcher, studying biology and biochemistry at San Diego State University but switched routes after graduating due to the structural barriers she witnessed in communities of color that resulted in health disparities. She works to ensure that every individual has the right to reach their potential and live a just and healthy life. She’s been with Mid-City CAN since 2017, starting as a policy intern before transitioning to coordinating Mid-City CAN’s events and programs. When she’s not delving into the world of electoral politics or building leadership opportunities, you can catch her in the library obsessing over books (especially that one amazing series called Harry Potter).