Though born and raised in Houston, Texas, Nour Haikal is a Syrian native, and returned there every summer prior to the 2011 Syrian War. Nour is a rising junior at The University of Houston Honors College where she’s majoring in Middle Eastern Studies, and minoring in Phronesis (Politics, Ethics, and Law). Nour’s extensive work with the refugee community in Houston has led her to help co-found and co- lead Project T.R.E.E. (Teaching Refugees Effective English). Project T.R.E.E. is a partnership between Interfaith ministries, a local refugee resettlement agency, and The Honors College to help better assist the incoming adult refugee community in Houston with one-on-one ESL tutoring. The project aims to help refugees become self-sufficient by providing them with the English proficiency to navigate through daily tasks. Upon graduating, Nour plans to pursue post-graduate fellowships, and law school shortly afterwards.
Updated May 2018