Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies, Cairo, Egypt     September 2018 – January 2019

Arabic intensive programme

  • Courses: Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, Tafsiir (Quranic Interpretation), Islamic Philosophy


Kings College London, London, UK                             September 2017 – September 2018

Master of Arts in “Terrorism, Security, Society”, War Department

  • Courses: Terrorism & Counterterrorism, Modern War & Liberal Conscience, War & Insurgency in the Middle East since 1945, Evolution of Insurgency, Arabic “False Beginner’s” Course
  • Dissertation titled “Manuel Castells’ ‘Network Society’ and the War on Terror”

To view dissertation: Network Society and the War on Terror

  • Writer for DIALOGUE Journal
  • Article “Social Movements and Asymmetrical Warfare in an Information Era”


SOAS, University of London, London, UK                                               June 2017 – July 2017

London Middle East Institute (LMEI), completed with honours

  • Beginner’s Arabic 5-week intensive course, Government & Politics of the Middle East


Pitzer College, Claremont, CA                                                               August 2013 – May 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in English Literature

  • Dissertation titled “The Media, the War on Terror, and the Public Sphere” (honours)

To view dissertation: The Media, the War on Terror and the Public Sphere

Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands (Study Abroad)  August 2015 – January 2016

  • GPA: 3.9/4.0



RIGHTS Initiative NGO. London, United Kingdom November 2017 – September 2018

Researcher. See: https://fasrcblog.wordpress.com/

  • Published articles:
    • “The Middle East: A Brief Analysis”
    • “A Close Examination of Human Trafficking in the Sinai”


Oxfam (NGO), London, United Kingdom                      December 2017 – September 2018

Campaign Organiser

  • Participating in the Constituency Campaigner Programme


Stepping Stones China (NGO), Shanghai, China                            June 2014 – August 2016

Teacher and Project Coordinator. Stepping Stones is a nonprofit working for human rights by providing free English classes to migrant children in Shanghai. See: http://steppingstoneschina.net/

  • Main teacher for three classes (G1-3, with 10-20 students/class) and implemented lesson plans through G1-9
  • Coordinated two community centers, managing over 60 volunteers, 20 staff, and 100 children
  • Secured additional teaching resources and drafted grant proposals



The Children’s School, Claremont, CA                                              January 2015 – May 2015

Teacher’s Assistant 


Kid Castle Educational Institute, Shanghai, China                     June 2011 – August 2011

English Teacher and Foreign Teacher Supervisor    



Language: Mandarin (Fluent), Arabic (Lower-Intermediate)

Technical: Proficient in SPSS, HyperResearch, Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Grant Writing.