Cyrus Habib (WA & St. John's '03) announced as a 2019 Helen Keller Achievement Award Winner by the American Foundation for the Blind.

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Cyrus Habib is being honored for a career built on advocacy and a fierce commitment to pursuing one's passion. Habib lost his sight at age eight to cancer, but has since gone on to build a particularly impressive resumé, one that includes graduating from Columbia University, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School, where he served as editor of the Yale Law Journal. Habib has combined this academic drive with an equal desire to serve his constituents in the state of Washington. From serving in the Washington State House of Representatives and the State Senate, to his current role as the youngest presiding officer in the country as Washington's 16th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Opportunity Officer, Habib has proven that blindness will not stand in the way of living a life of no limits.

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