Education

M.D.

University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 2023 (Expected)

  • Honors in Psychiatry Clerkship; Highest score on the final exam (98%).

  • Honors in OB/GYN Clerkship; Highest score on the final exam (98%).

Ph.D.

University of California San Diego, 2021 (Expected)

Psychological & Medical Anthropology

  • Thesis: Responsible Mothers, Good Patients, and Grateful Refugees:  Interpellation & Intersubjectivity in  the Clinical Encounter.  

  • Thesis Advisor: Thomas Csordas

M.A.

University of California San Diego, 2018

Psychological and Medical Anthropology

Thesis: The Moral Valence of Intentionality: Models of Agency,  Choice, and Responsibility in Adolescent Pregnancy.
Thesis Advisor: Thomas Csordas.

B.A

Pomona College, 2013

Women’s Global Health

Distinction in the Senior Exercise (based on original fieldwork).

Senior Thesis: The Violence of Safer Birth: Labor Room Abuse and Maternal Health Policy.

Thesis Advisor: Pardis Mahdavi.

Language Skills

Modern Standard Arabic

  • High Working Proficiency in Syrian Arabic dialect (Levantine/Shami).

  • Intermediate High Proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (Official ACTFL OPI score).

Hindi/Urdu

  • Intermediate High Proficiency (Official ACTFL OPI score).

Spanish

  • High Working Proficiency.

French

  • High Working Proficiency.