I am a joint Ph.D. student in Educational Policy Studies and History. My interests center around the implications of education on Arab-American identity formation during the mid-twentieth century. I am also broadly interested in the ways youth throughout history have served as activists within their communities. As part of my MA thesis in history at the University of Cincinnati, I conducted an oral history project attending to the protests of Black high school students in Philadelphia during the late 1960s and 1970s. Additionally, I spent several years teaching in various capacities, including positions as a high school teacher in NJ, an English teacher at Akdeniz University in Turkey, and a Career Access and College Readiness coordinator in Philadelphia public schools. Outside of teaching and academia, I enjoy spending time with my cat Calvin.
M.A., History, University of Cincinnati
B.A., Secondary Education, Rowan University
B.A., History, Rowan University
- U.S./North American History
- Fulbright Scholarship, ETA, Turkey
- Critical Language Scholarship, Arabic, Meknes