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TEDxFoggyBottom 2019 Speaker: Alakkuu

Elias Yabarow, better known as Alakkuu, is a Somali-American poet and author behind Wet Grass Vanilla – a book of poetry that delves into the certain reactions one experiences through love.

Born in DC, he spent most of his childhood in the area prior to moving to Kenya where he lived there for 3 years, before returning to study Electrical Engineering. He is currently at Georgetown University pursuing his Master’s and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Huvvit – a mobile-first startup that aims to connect home buyers to local real estate agents in real time.

Alakkuu just completed a mid-west US tour of his spoken word poetry where he campaigned for relief efforts in East Africa.

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