Class of 2022
Hometown: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Research Interests: Palestinian refugees, constructivist identity formation, collective memory, transitional and restorative justice
Nooran received her bachelor's degree in analytical economics and political science, and a minor in Middle Eastern studies from the University of New Hampshire. Nooran is passionate about justice for Palestinian refugees and other displaced populations and marginalized people. She is a former research intern at NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions, a Jordanian firm with a focus on socioeconomic development and data collection. Nooran is also a former programme intern at the United Nations Population Fund, a UN agency dedicated to sexual and reproductive health. She is currently a field intern at the Arab American Institute. In the summer of 2019, she conducted an international research project on Palestinian refugee identity in Jordan, after receiving a grant from the International Research Opportunities Program, based out of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research at the University of New Hampshire. In 2019 she was named a Truman scholar in recognition of her commitment to public service and is the first to represent the University of New Hampshire since 2011.