Class of 2021
Hometown: Akron, OH
Michaela (Micki) Gallien graduated from Georgetown University in 2017 with a B.S. in Global Health and a certificate in Arab Studies. Following graduation, Micki worked as a resettlement caseworker for the International Assistance Project (IRAP) in Beirut and completed the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowship program in Cairo, Egypt. At MAAS, Micki plans to concentrate on development, and also intends to complete a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. Her primary research interests include the health impacts of forced migration and prolonged displacement, especially those pertaining to mental health.
"Home After ISIS: A Study of Return as a Durable Solution in Iraq." In The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Volume 2, 2018.
"Iraqi IDP Returns to Former ISIS-Held Areas: Findings from a Longitudinal Study on Durable Solutions." Jadaliyya. 2018.
**(both co-authored with Rochelle Davis, Grace Benton, and Dana Al Dairani.)