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“Making money isn’t hard in itself, what’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting your life to.”

– Carlos Ruiz Zafón

About Me

I am a PhD student in the Economics Department at Berkeley. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a pre-doc on forced displacement topics in Jordan and Kenya under Edward Miguel (Berkeley) and Sandra Rozo (World Bank), and on urbanization in Jordan under Nick Tsivanidis (Berkeley).

During my pre-doc, I collaborated with research teams from various institutions including Harvard, the World Bank, and UNHCR. Overall, I learned a lot from the projects I worked on by conducting RCTs, collecting longitudinal data, and analyzing administrative and geospatial data using Stata, Python, and ArcGIS.

Prior to that and as part of my master’s thesis in Agricultural Economics at McGill University, I worked with Aurelie Harou (McGill), Marshall Burke (Stanford), and David Lobell (Stanford) on assessing the effects of relaxing credit and information constraints on agricultural productivity in Tanzania. Finally, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics (with Distinction) from the American University of Beirut.

You can read more about my research, hobbies, and activities on this website. Please feel free to reach out to me at with any questions or if you simply want to chat!