Abir is a graduate student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she is working on a master’s degree in conflict resolution and coexistence. She earned her BA in English and comparative literary studies at the University of Aleppo. She has worked as a communications strategist at American Express Foundation and as a crisis and emergency communications advisor at SOS Children’s Villages Regional Offices. At TCF, Abir will be working on various projects on the Middle East.