Class of 2020
Hometown: Homs, Syria
Research Interest: Development, education, refugees, and displacement
Grace graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana in 2018 with a B.A. in Peace and Global Studies and Comparative Languages and Linguistics. As an undergraduate, she was heavily involved in student government, serving in different roles and on multiple committees. Grace was also a strong advocate for international students’ rights and promoted awareness of the Palestinian cause. She has interned at UNRWA USA (the United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) in Washington, D.C., where she served as a research and administrative intern. Grace has been serving as a selection officer and a PR manager for the United World Colleges Syrian National Committee for the past four years. Her past research has focused on finding alternative solutions to protracted camp placements and the viability and sustainability of multilingual national policies. Grace has a development concentration where she focuses on education, displacement, and post-conflict reconstruction, and is pursuing the Certificate in International Business and Diplomacy. She also began studying Persian as part of the Persian for Arabic Speakers pilot program at Georgetown. After her first year, Grace began interning at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as a research assistant with the Middle East Program.