• Professional research, constituent relations, refugee resettlement, event planning, customer service, and management.
• Translation Between English and Arabic.
• Academic research and writing.
• Public Relations.
• Knowledgeable of Middle Eastern and North African geopolitics.
• Recipient of Humphrey Fellowship Program and IAAB Fellowship.
• Native-level proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese Colloquial Arabic.
• Advanced proficiency in English and French.
• Competent in managing and implementing social media campaigns.
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma
Master of Science in International Relations
2016 - 2018
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts
2012 - 2014
Lansing Community College East Lansing, Michigan
2009 - 2012
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Graduate Research Assistant
08/2017 - Present
Collected biographical information on the founders and key figures of 139 criminal organizations, revolutionary factions, and jihadist groups throughout the world.
Translated Arabic and French sources into English and entered the information into a database.
Collaborated with academic colleagues in translating Persian and Spanish sources into English and entering the information into a database.
Collaborated with Assistant Professor of International Relations Dr. Stephen Nemeth in drafting and editing chapters for his research on interstate and intrastate conflict, terrorism, and environmental politics.
United Nations Office of Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), Yarze Lebanon
Public Information Intern
05/2017 - 07/2017
Conducted research and drafted documents on issues specific to Lebanon and the Middle East -- including clashes between Islamic State and the Lebanese army, internecine conflict within Palestinian refugee camps, and problems facing Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Organized internal meetings for UNSCOL and external meetings with mission partners, including universities, schools, and NGOs.
Prepared timelines for UNSCOL media conferences and educational outreach activities.
Assisted UNSCOL front office personnel, political and coordination teams, and research tasks.
Updated the mission’s website and social media channels what including Twitter and Instagram on women's education human rights, World Press Freedom Day, International Day of UN Peacekeepers, and Fresh Water Day.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
05/2015 - 08/2016
Assisted Michigan State University Arabic Language Coordinator and Professor
Camelia Suleiman with her research on the status of Arabic language education among heritage speakers in Detroit.
Led field research and maintained records of interviews with employees of mosques, churches, and charter schools teaching Arabic to heritage students in the target area.
Conducted research on heritage speakers of Arabic; organized meetings with priests, imams, and school principals; and designed questionnaires.
Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, Michigan
Assistant Intern at the Office of Representative Rashida Tlaib
10/2014 - 05/2014
Worked closely with refugee resettlement organizations to provide social services and refer to community resources such as charities.
Planned town hall meetings, conducted policy research, and researched legislation.
Handled constituent phone calls and political networking.
Michigan State University Arabic Flagship Program, East Lansing, Michigan
Arabic Tutor and Extracurricular Planner
09/2011 - 12/2014
• Helped students make up for missed classes.
• Assigned weekly assignments and substituted for instructors when necessary.
• Planned cultural events involving MSU students.
• Arranged language partnerships.