A Plattsburgh, New York, native, Yasmene Dergham is a graduating senior at High Point University with a double major in International Relations and Political Science, along with a History minor focused in Middle Eastern Studies. She has spent six months in Amman, Jordan through the David L. Boren Scholarship and a semester in Morocco through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Education Scholarship. As the daughter of a refugee of the Lebanese Civil War, Yasmene is passionate about minority rights at home and abroad, and completes research on the history of minority rights in the Mashriq Middle East. At her home university, she chartered and served as President of the Global Student Association, expanding her world view and helping to promote diversity on campus. After graduation, she plans to pursue work with refugees in the private sector or enter the government sector.
Updated May 2019
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Arabeze: A Collection of Poems
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