Experience

Latest Resume

Honors

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

China Youth Ambassador, Research and Development

  • 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.


2023 Harvard Arab Conference

Finance Director

  • 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

President

  • 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.


Senator Elizabeth Warren

Immigration Intern

  • 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.


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.


Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative

Research Assistant

  • 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.

Honors

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.

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Past Research Experience

Research Assistant

Harvard College, Department of Government

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


Editor

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

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

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

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

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.


Pre-Apprentice Intern

Twenty-Five Year Apprenticeship (25YA)


Past Event Participation

Harvard Kennedy School Team Representative

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

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.