Field Director

Djiba was born and raised in Ouelessebougou, Mali. He was introduced to the Alliance at a young age and later worked as an intern in the Mali office. He was also an OA translator for the visiting Utah OB/GYN expeditions. Djiba came to Utah and graduated from Utah Valley University then earned a Master of Global Affairs degree from University of Notre Dame. Djiba was the first annual recipient of the Hesburgh Global Fellowship which funded a graduate of the Master of Global Affairs program to pursue work focused on peace, justice, development and other related fields. Djiba selected to work at Ouelessebougou Alliance with one year working in Utah and the second year in Mali. Djiba became the Alliance’s Field Director in August 2021.

Djiba lives in Ouelessebougou with his beautiful wife Mandie and their two children. He is very dedicated to serving his community.

Djiba Soumaoro