A Masters in Urban Planning and International Development, I have lived in Turkey for more than a year conducting research and evaluating aid and development projects inside of Syria. My masters thesis was on the “Impact of Humanitarian Aid on IDPs’ movements: a case study in Syria.”

I have a variety of additional interests and past experiences that relate to Muslim-Americans, gender equality, race and civil rights, and I am in love with Chicago, Istanbul, and Damascus.

I am bilingual in English and Arabic, proficient in French, and in the process of learning Turkish.

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