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
More from Mariam Hassoun
The Global Resilience: COVID-19 Stories Project
Participate and share this year’s fellow Mariam Hassoun’s Action Project!
2020 HIA Warsaw Fellows enriched a Wikipedia timeline of disability rights
Mariam Hassoun, 2020 HIA Warsaw Fellow: ‘Wikipedia editing is a great way to support free access to information globally’ - and we couldn’t agree more!
The motivation of our Fellows to act for human rights presented in a short video
Organizacje społeczne. To działa, one of HIA Poland Fellowship's media partners, together with our Fellows created a short video where they tell about their motivation to act for human rights.
Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series
Senior Fellows Zoe Robbin and Mariam Hassoun created the "The Interfaith Coalition Dinner Series," which brought together student leaders from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Secular on-campus spiritual and religious groups to plan a dinner series.
Humanity in Action Welcomes the 2020 US Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 38 Fellows from the US were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.