Azrin Awal

Azrin Awal

Duluth City Council, At-Large, MN

Azrin was born in Bangladesh and her family immigrated to Minnesota when she was three. Azrin moved to Duluth to attend college at the University of Minnesota Duluth and fell in love with the city and the lake.

As a first generation college student Azrin knows what it is like to push through adversity. As a person who worked her way through college she knows that people who are struggling do not necessarily look like they are. And as a student who never had enough money to live in the dorms she knows about Duluth’s housing crisis, and what families do to keep a roof over their heads.

Azrin helped found the UMD Chapter of the NAACP and currently serves on the Duluth NAACP Board. She worked as an on-campus confidential sexual assault advocate through PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault), and advocated to pass the Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights. Today Azrin works as a youth advocate where she serves at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, and with Mentor North as a Mentoring Advocate. She is finishing her degree in Public Health.