Completed primary and secondary education in Syria public schools. Received a BA from Vanderbilt University with dual majors Molecular and Cellular Biology and Music (cum laude 2017). Received MEd from the University of Vermont in 2019 while working in Residential Education. Currently a PhD student at the Ohio State University, working as a research associate in the College Impact Laboratory under Dr. Matthew Mayhew. Areas of research interests include interfaith learning and development, diversity education, queer and trans students, identity development, and the international student experience.