Goleen Samari is a Ph.D. candidate in community health sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health. Her dissertation focuses on determinants of women’s autonomy over the last 15 years in Egypt and the subsequent impact on fertility. She also holds a master of public health and an MA in Islamic studies from UCLA and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Bixby Doctoral Fellow in Population and a pre-doctoral trainee with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Recently, she worked with the International Organization on Migration in South Africa. Goleen serves as a National level judge for US Figure Skating. She grew up in Austin, Texas.
Updated May 2014