Experience

Current Employment & Research

Senator Elizabeth Warren Boston, MA

Immigration Intern September 2022 - Present

  • Meet and advocate for immigrants and refugees with U.S. embassies and immigration services.

  • Open or add to casework for constituents asking for help and respond to voicemails and emails.

  • Translate and provide congressional counsel on immigration to Arab constituents in MA.


Millenium Fellow Cambridge, MA

United Nations and Millenium Campus Network August 2022 - Present

  • Organize and lead discussions in Harvard working group on how states adopt emerging AI technology.


U.S. Department of State Washington D.C.

Intern, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs June 2022 - August 2022

Intern, U.S. Embassy Tunisia September 2022 - June 2023

  • 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.

  • Research and analyze Chinese business and cultural affairs in MENA for U.S. Embassy Tunisia staff.


Center for Space Governance Washington D.C.

Summer Research Fellow June 2022 - Present

  • Research and soon publish report and policy recommendations on the commercialization of space.

  • Build network map of space activities by international actors such as China, Russia, and the U.S.


Leadership and Activities

President September 2020 - Present

Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI)

  • Develop and lead team of 47 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.


I am also a member of the Institute of Politics (IOP) and Model United Nations (HNMUN) teams at Harvard.


Past Research Experience

Research Assistant January - May 2022

Harvard College, Department of Government

  • Code and analyze archives for foreign policy outcomes in the National Security Council during the Cold War.


Editor September 2021 - May 2021

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


Research Assistant July 2021 - July 2022

Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative (MEI)

  • Research and prepare counter arguments for, then write up and publish event reports on, MEI expert guest speakers.

  • Provide support on program logistics such as building contact databases, and external partnership outreach.


Research Assistant October 2021 - January 2022

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.


National Security Fellow September - December 2021

Girl Security

  • 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 September 2020 - May 2021

Harvard Radcliffe Institute

  • Research and write chapters on women in peace/security and health security for UN High Commissioner Dr. Alaa Murabit.


Past Industry Experience


Modern American Diplomacy Podcast Assistant June 2021 - March 2022

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 September 2021 - January 2022

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.


Pre-Apprentice Intern January - September 2021

Twenty-Five Year Apprenticeship (25YA)


Research Nonprofit Intern and Board Member August 2019 - June 2020

Helping Orphans in Latin America Inc. (HOLA)

  • Conducted initiated ethnographic research in San Juan, Nicaragua on the impact of education on teenage mothers; presented research to sponsor, the Sister Cities Board of Virginia Beach city government (in Virginia).

  • Coordinated trip to Nicaragua for team of 5 students, including volunteering activities, homestay and excursions.


Nonprofit Intern and Club Founder December 2015 - June 2020

Path of Paper

  • Coordinated sale of products of 21 Ugandan artisan women online and citywide at markets and fundraisers.

  • Founded a high school club to extend commercial and educational efforts to the school community.


Past Event Participation

Harvard Kennedy School Team Representative January - February 2021

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Policy Hackathon

  • 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 January 2022

Harvard Kennedy School Cyber Project

  • Participate in a cyber roundtable panel with HKS Cyber Project Fellows on U.S. government action against state and non-state cyber threats.


Harvard-MIT Coalition Team Lead March 2022

Atlantic Council 9/12 Cyber Statecraft Initiative

  • Formulate and present cyber policy for the U.S. in a crisis situation in cooperation with Harvard Kennedy School and MIT team members.


Foreign Affairs Conference Delegate April 2022

U.S. Naval Academy

  • Attend speaker events, workshops and roundtable discussions on Indo-Pacific defense strategy.


Technical: Basic Javascript coding; Transcription; Coding (Nvivo); Digital design; Website development.

Linguistic: Arabic, fluent; English, fluent; Chinese, working proficiency.

Interests: Weight lifting, photojournalism, traveling and boba.