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Eugene, Oregon

University of Oregon
BA in International Studies and Geography Expected Winter 2019
Minors in Arabic and Political Science
3.94 GPA, Dean’s List


Presidential Scholarship 2015-present
Summit Scholarship 2015-present
Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship 2016
GEO Gateway Scholarship for study abroad 2016
Elks National Foundation Scholar 2015
Twin Rivers Rotary Scholarship 2015

Refugees and displaced peoples, youth movements, and the role of technology in politics and
Region of focus: The Middle East and North Africa; specifically the Levant

Fundraising and Special Projects Director, No Lost Generation UO, 2016-present
- Leading project to build a scholarship for a refugee student (ongoing); communicated
with donors and administrators to guarantee $10,000 of annual funding from the
university, in addition to $5,000 raised through events and private donations
- Design and implement fundraising and educational initiatives, including a life-size model
refugee tent to display at events, original merchandise to be sold, and creative social
media campaigns
- Lead “Friends of Gaza” Skype discussion group: weekly Skype meetings with Oregon
students and students studying at AlSalam Training Centers Group in Gaza. Discussions
cover political and social issues, language learning strategies, and different aspects of
life in Gaza and in the U.S.
- Give presentations to community groups, business organizations, schools, and
retirement homes about the refugee crisis, the resettlement and vetting processes, and
the importance of education for refugee youth.

Virtual Student in Foreign Service Intern, U.S. Department of State, 2016-2017

- Co-founded a chapter of the refugee advocacy group, No Lost Generation, at the
University of Oregon
- Grew membership to over 25 students, managed communications with State
Department oversight, took part in a No Lost Generation strategy meeting at
headquarters in Amman, Jordan

Guest Columnist, Free for All Monthly, 2017-present

- Write a monthly article for the non-partisan community newspaper. Articles have
covered local news, university events, and refugee resettlement.

Social Media Specialist and Marketing Intern, Princess Taghrid Institute for Development and
Training in Amman, Jordan, Summer 2016
- Developed social media plans, proofread marketing and web materials, photographed
events, conferences and ongoing projects

World Refugee Day Eugene Planning Committee, Volunteer and Student Liaison,
- Assist with planning duties relating to event promotion and media relations, and
establish partnerships with local businesses
- Assistant coordinator for “StoryCorps”-style project to document and archive the stories
of immigrants and refugees in the community

Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County, Outreach Team 2016-2017

- Worked with a small team to prepare press releases and to communicate with local
news outlets
- Developed and updated social media pages, promoted events and projects

Forward Tutoring, Tutor in Math and Writing, 2015-2016

- Tutored students studying to earn their GEDs at juvenile residential treatment centers
within Looking Glass Community Services

Amnesty International, Bend, Oregon February 2018
“Refugee Resettlement and the Importance of Refugee Education”
Chamber of Commerce, Springfield, Oregon February 2018
“Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.”
Rotary Club, Bend, Oregon October 2017
“Refugee Resettlement and Security Screening in the U.S.”
University of Oregon Innovation Summit October 2017
Model refugee tent informational tours
Oregon State University International Women’s Day April 2017
“Refugee Women and Youth: Risk Factors and the Importance of Education”

Modern Standard Arabic – Intermediate
Spanish – Intermediate

Public speaking, discussion leading, writing for media and web materials
Dale Carnegie Course graduate; leadership and public speaking

Social media, event planning, website design, photography


Global Issues: Population Displacement and Global Health; Global Health and Development;
Transnational Migration; Global Environmental Issues; Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation

Development and Conflict Resolution: Perspectives on International Development; the United

Nations and Global Change; Development and Conflict Resolution; International Cooperation
and Conflict; United Nations Interventions in Global Conflicts

Cross-cultural Competence: Cross-Cultural Communications; Value Systems and Cross-cultural


Middle East and North Africa: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East; Israel and Palestine Conflict
Resolution; Introduction to Islam; Politics of the Middle East; Geography of the Middle East and
North Africa
References upon request.