Research and write talking points and brief Carnegie-China’s director for TV and online appearances.
Draft report with background research and pointers on foreign dignitary visitations from Indo-Pacific.
Take notes on and prepare briefings of meetings on Indo-Pacific with U.S.-China foreign policy experts.
U.S. Department of State
Intern, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Prepare talking points and brief Assistant Secretary for meetings with Lebanese country delegations.
Draft report and brief Assistant Secretary on terrorist threats to assistance programming in Middle East.
Pitch, research and present project on Chinese assistance to Middle East/North Africa for State officials.
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Meet with and advocate for immigrants and refugees with U.S. embassies and immigration services.
Translate and provide congressional counsel on immigration to Arab constituents in MA.
Open or add to casework for constituents asking for help and respond to voicemails and emails.
2023 Harvard Arab Conference
Design and maintain budget, build financial procedures and hold staff accountable to predicted conference expenses.
Host panel on intersection of business operations and governance affairs in the Middle East.
Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative
Develop and lead team of 30 directors working on conferences and government and private sector policy projects through strategic objectives; vision-planning; organizational management; and crisis response.
Initiate, coordinate, and moderate 2022 Women in Foreign Policy Conference on career and policy with opening remarks by SecState Blinken and experts from State, DoD, NASA, Google, and CIA.
Established and managed 35 research teams of 400 students for government: State Dept.'s Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Bureau for East Asia, Pentagon’s NATO office, Cyber Command and Space Force.
Developed and coordinated 2021 virtual foreign policy conference for approx 600 high school students with former Sec of Defense and more than 120 experts across the U.S. government, foreign governments, nonprofits and non-governmental organizations.
Government Relations Intern
Research and write policy memos for RTI meetings with Congressional members and staff.
Attend and report on recent updates in legislation and world events in key interest areas for RTI.
2021 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Policy Hackathon Harvard Kennedy School Representative, 2021 Girl Security National Security Fellow, 2021 Ambassador Kenneth Juster Fellow, 2022 U.S. Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference Harvard Representative, 2022 United Nations Millennium Fellow on Artificial Intelligence, 2022 Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation Fellow, 2022 Center for Space Governance Fellow, and 2022 Google for Government Summit Youth Representative.
Skills and Interests
Technical: Team management, marketing, financial management, digital design, and website development.
Linguistic: Arabic, fluent; English, fluent; and, Chinese, working proficiency.
Interests: Weight lifting, photojournalism, traveling and boba.
Past Research Experience
Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative
Research and prepare counter arguments, write up and publish event reports on MEI expert speakers.
Write and publish article on U.S.-China cooperation on the Middle East.
Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Solicit and edit articles on China's influence in the Middle East
Write and publish article on U.S.-China cooperation on the Middle East
Co-author policy paper on AI in Chinese nuclear development for a practice National Security Strategy.
Write and publish a CSIS narrative on being an immigrant in national security.
Research Assistant, Architects of Peace Fellowship Program
Harvard Radcliffe Institute
Research and write chapters on women in peace/security and health security for UN High Commissioner Dr. Alaa Murabit.
Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Locate, synthesize and code data on Chinese and Russian security assistance for the Middle East in the past 20 years.
Harvard College, Department of Government
Code and analyze archives for foreign policy outcomes in the National Security Council during the Cold War.
Past Industry Experience
Modern American Diplomacy Podcast Assistant
Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training
Research U.S. Ambassadors and other Senior State officials to develop podcast questions.
Assist in hosting U.S. Ambassadors and other senior State officials on Modern American Diplomacy Podcast.
Virtual Foreign Service Intern, Project Manager
U.S. Department of State Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Manage interns by creating and enforcing ODI event launch concept note with deadlines and checkpoints.
Create and implement mentorship pairing program between State officials and students.
Create diverse college outreach database.
Twenty-Five Year Apprenticeship (25YA)
Interview U.S. Ambassadors and other senior State officials as a part of a team of foreign service officers and other students.
Write up and publish interview responses in a diplomatic handbook on 25YA site to current Foreign Service Officers.
Past Event Participation
Harvard Kennedy School Team Representative
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Collaborate with Kennedy School students to propose policy to achieve NATO’s 2030 goals to NATO staff and field experts.
Imposting Costs on Bad Actors Panelist
Harvard Kennedy School Cyber Project
Participate in a cyber roundtable panel with HKS Cyber Project Fellows on U.S. government action against cyber threats.
Harvard-MIT Coalition Team Lead
Atlantic Council 9/12 Cyber Statecraft Initiative
Formulate and present cyber policy for the U.S. in a crisis situation in cooperation with Harvard and MIT team members.
Foreign Affairs Conference Delegate
U.S. Naval Academy
Attend speaker events, workshops and roundtable discussions on Indo-Pacific defense strategy.