I am from Beirut, Lebanon. I am a PhD student at Open Lab. I hold a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and an MPH with a concentration in health promotion and community health both from the American University of Beirut (AUB), and an MRes in Digital Civics from Newcastle University.
I worked as a project and training coordinator at the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) at the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB. My current research interests and projects revolve around youth self-organisation, civic engagement and social movements within the context of Lebanon. I am particularly interested in social innovation and the socio-technical infrastructures underlying social movements. I am interested in exploring how participatory design can be applied in such a context to inform the design of digital technology which facilitates and supports the work of self-organised groups and grassroots organisations.