Skills & Certifications

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) trained and certified
  • Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) trained and certified
  • Certification from Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

Volunteering & Community Service

Keene Seniors Center, Keene, New Hampshire, United States • 2017

  • Provided administrative support functions by handling incoming communications, interacting with members and visitors, answering questions, collecting funds and donations, and preparing mailings of the bi-monthly newsletters

American University of Beirut Medical Center, Dept. of Psychiatry, Lebanon • 2011

  • Helped in the literature review of Dr. Leyla Akoury Dirani’s research study “Attachment Disorders in Children and Psychotherapy”

UCLA Watts Tutorial Club, Westwood, California, United States • 2006 – 2010

  • Tutored underprivileged/minority children in various subjects such as Math, Science, and English

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Los Angeles, California, United States • 2007 – 2009

  • Organized and planned Delta Delta’s Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Helped raise more than $15,000 in donations annually

UCLA Children's Dental Center, Westwood, California, United States • 2008

  • Participated in the annual Give Kids a Smile Day campaign
  • Educated children in low-income neighborhoods on dental hygiene and oral health, and assisted UCLA’s dental students with their patients


American University of Beirut • 2010 – 2014

  • Graduate Assistantship: Granted a full scholarship as a graduate research assistant in the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
  • Master’s thesis selected by Project Committee for further comprehensive research for submission to a peer-reviewed journal

18th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, California • 2009

  • One of a few chosen from a large pool of applicants from around the United States
  • Presented findings to students and faculty from across the USA

Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship, San Jose, California • 2000 – 2005

  • Winner in six consecutive years
  • Used the Microbiology Laboratories at San Jose State University with graduate students as mentors to conduct science research for six consecutive years
  • Toyota Youth Program at EXPO award, winning an all-expenses paid trip to attend the EXPO 2005 – Exposition of Global Harmony in Aichi, Japan and presented my research findings at the Aichi Institute of Technology (2005)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Excellence Award (2005)
  • NASA Ames Research Center Award (2002 and 2003)
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Award (2002 and 2003)
  • California Water Environment Association Award (2003)
  • Water Environment Federation – U.S. Regional Award (2003)
  • Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge Award (2003)
  • Department of the Navy Award (2003)
  • IEEE Product Safety Society Award (2003)