I am a junior ('24) at Harvard University studying International Affairs, Modern Middle Eastern Studies and East Asian and Pacific Studies for my Bachelor's and Concurrent Master's Degrees. I am the President of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative and a U.S. Foreign Service Intern at the Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
I hope to focus my career on U.S. foreign policy with a particular interest in China's global presence, the Middle East's economic and technological development, global security and defense, space, climate change and nuclear weapons.
My family and I came to the U.S. in 2009 after living in Iraq and Jordan, and I was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 2013. I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia where I received my International Baccalaureate and AP Capstone Diplomas at Princess Anne High School. I identify as Arab-American and am fluent in Arabic and English. I am also learning Chinese.
I enjoy strength training, watching documentaries, visiting art museums, walks with friends, and drinking lots of coffee and tea.
I am grateful to all the mentors who took the time to invest in my academic and professional development.