I am a Lebanese-Armenian international student whose bicultural heritage has led her to develop a passion and curiosity for exploring the exciting world of international relations, law, and human rights in four different languages (Arabic, Armenian, English, and French).
I am currently a sophomore studying International Relations with a concentration in Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy with a minor in Law and Society and a certificate in Advanced Leadership Training under the Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, AU’s only full-ride international scholarship awarded to only one out of 1250 applicants a year.
Currently, as part of the SPA Leadership Program, I am working on my individual social action project regarding access to mental health resources on college campuses. I am also one of the interclass and community coordinators in charge of organizing buddy pairings and fostering a sense of community between the students of the program. We like to believe that SPA Leadership is more than just an academic program and we strive to make people feel like they are part of a family.
Through the School of International Service Olson Scholars program, I am conducting independent research on the how countries avoid complying to international law. I am especially looking at the legal puzzle behind Guantanamo Bay.
Moreover, I am working with Dr. Kimberly Cowell-Meyers on her research project on gender quotas on corporate and legislative boards across Europe.
Contact me to learn more about the work I am doing!