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Mariam Hassoun


Mariam Hassoun is an incoming MSc in Education (comparative and international education) student at the University of Oxford. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Emory University with BA degrees in political science and interdisciplinary studies. Although born in Auckland, New Zealand to two Iraqi parents, she calls New York City and Huntsville, Alabama home. Her experiences with The Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program, Model United Nations at Emory and Boston Consulting Group led her to realize her goal to work on education policy in the Middle East. An avid advocate for equitable education, Mariam researched English language education policy and ethical global development for her senior honors thesis. As the founder of Baraka English School in Baghdad, Iraq, she fundraised over $20,000 in the past five years to provide orphans a quality education. With her friends and family, she loves making Spotify playlists, visiting art museums and traveling.

Updated May 2020