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Lamya Marafi
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Lamya graduated with honors majoring in Middle East Studies from The American University in Cairo. Lamya was an active student in university, receiving the Student Leaders for Service fellowship during her senior year, where she worked in a team to establish Advocates for Civic Engagement (ACE) — a youth leadership program fostering social responsibility and creating an empowered volunteer community of students. She was also one of the student organizers to Queen Rania of Jordan significant speech at university on philanthropy and youth civic engagement in the Arab world.

Apart from university, was a facilitator at Soliya, a non-profit organization that empowers young adults to bridge the divide between the “West” and the “Arab & Muslim World” through videoconferencing.

Lamya was recently in Poland for a development and educational internship in the Podkarpackie province, conducting workshops in high schools on cultural diversity, religious tolerance, entrepreneurship, and leadership. She was accepted as a facilitator to the 23rd International Youth Leadership Conference in Prague, one of the world’s top youth leadership conferences, and aspires to become a global leader, pursuing a career in communications and development.

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