Hilina Berhanu is a feminist academic and activist, responsible for the founding of the Yellow Movement AAU, a youth-led feminist movement based in higher educational institutions of Ethiopia. She is currently working as a researcher and lecturer engaged in teaching gender and law, gender and development and feminist theories among others. Hilina started activism as a third year Law school student in Addis Ababa University, where she received her first degree in LL.B. in Law. Hilina then went to become a lecturer and an advocate for women’s rights and gender planning within the same university. Hilina has represented Yellow Movement and her work in many international platforms, including as the youngest Ethiopian Mandela Washington 2015 Fellow. She earned a master's degree in LL.M in Law and Gender from SOAS, University of London (the School of Oriental and African Studies), as a recipient of the prestigious Mo Ibrahim Scholarship on Governance for Development in Africa. When not working, she enjoys attending to her love for food, collecting profiles of feminist fore-mothers and traveling for pleasure. Hilina currently sits in the UN Youth Advisory Board of Ethiopia and is also a deputy chair of the UN Women ECO advisory group for the term of two years. International Relations at a BA level with Addis Ababa University.