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Hanna Jaff
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Born Hanna Jazmin Jaff Bosdet
November 4, 1986 (1986-11-04) (age 34)
San Diego, California, United States
Noble family Jaff
Spouse(s) Harry Roper-Curzon (engaged)
Occupation Television personality, politician, philanthropist, speaker, author, and activist

Hanna Jazmin Jaff Bosdet (born November 4, 1986) is a television personality, politician, philanthropist, speaker, author, and activist. She is recognized for being the first Mexican to join British aristocracy.

Early life and education

Hanna is from Tijuana, but was born in San Diego. She is a member of the Jaff tribe, and is a paternal descendant of Mohamed Pasha Jaff and a maternal descendant of Carlos Henry Bosdet. Her mother was born in Mexico.

After completing high school from the University of San Diego High School, San Diego, Jaff completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the National University.

She has additional post-secondary education and certificates from ITESM, Columbia University, Sorbonne, and King's College London. In March 2014, she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Claustro Doctoral in Mexico for her work in the human welfare.

Philanthropy and activism

Jaff has been a speaker for three TEDx Talks, United Nations, as well as in over 80 Mexican Universities.

She founded a nonprofit organization, Jaff Foundation for Education, in June 2013 to teach English to immigrants and refugees. The organization works to host charity events. It has launched non-discrimination campaigns to support immigrants and refugees. As of 2016, it has locations in all major states in Mexico and it has over 7,000 active volunteers that works for them, benefiting more than 120,000 people.

In 2013, she organized the first ever Kurdish festival in Mexico which was the largest festival held outside of Kurdistan.

In 2017, Jaff launched a clothing line under the brand name, We Are One Campaign to support the victims of war in the Middle East.

Political history

Jaff has held a number of political roles, below are some of her roles:

  • Undersecretary of Immigrants at the National Executive Committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
  • Undersecretary of Relations with the Civil Society at the National Executive Committee of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
  • National Secretary General of Revolutionary Youth Expression at the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
  • Federal Congresswoman candidate, Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.
  • Tourism Ambassador of the State of Morelos, Mexico.
  • General Secretary for Social Management of the Youth Network for Mexico.

Awards

Jaff has received awards including "Honorary Representative of the Garmiyan Kurdistan for Latin America". Other awards include:

  • "100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico 2019" by Forbes.
  • "10 most admired women in Mexico" by Cosmopolitan.
  • "Ambassador of Peace" representing Tijuana by the United Nations.
  • "Woman of the Year" by the National Chamber of Women in Mexico.
  • "10 Most Powerful Women in Baja California" by Infobaja newspaper.
  • "50 Most Admirable Women in Mexico" by Caras magazine.
  • "30 under 30" most successful Mexicans by Entrepreneur magazine.
  • "200 Leaders of Tomorrow under 30" by St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland.
  • "Person of the Year" by El Sol de México newspaper.
  • "Philanthropist of the Year" by Grupo Sexenio (six year period group).
  • Benito Juárez Medal by Congreso Mundial por la Paz (World Congress for Peace).
  • Medal for "Academic Excellence" by Claustro Mundial Universitario (World University Committee) in Mexico.

Television

In August 2018, Netflix announced that Jaff would be one of the cast members of the television show Made in Mexico, which began airing on September 28, 2018.

Personal life

Jaff is engaged to Harry Roper-Curzon, a British aristocrat and heir to the title Lord, 22nd Baron of Teynham. Once inherited, she will become Lady Hanna, Baroness of Teynham.

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