My Experience

Education Director, Promise for Relief and Human Development

2015 - Current

As Educational Program Director for PRHD, I work to provide higher education opportunities to internally displaced populations and to establish sustainable institutions of higher education in various provinces of war-torn Syria. For a copy of my resume, please click here.

 

For a long time, I struggled to find a relationship between my research goals and my public service. I often felt I had to pursue a different career if I wanted to continue my public service or I had to give up my public service work if I chose to pursue my academic interests.


However, (fortunately), I have found that not to be the case.


My academic work has improved my service in a number of both large and imperceptible ways. As a student and instructor, I am well-situated to advise on development projects related to the education sector. I prioritize and value providing educational opportunities to those in refugee camps and conflict zones.


I hope to continue playing an active role in advocating for educational proposals and female education in various public service organizations.

 

Promise College

As Education Director, I worked to establish Promise College in southern Syrian which serves 1,836 students in a variety of disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Counseling and Psychology, and Medical Sciences.


In October 2017, our first class of 250 students graduated with teaching certificates. 

They are my greatest inspiration. 

 

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