Maria Kiame Maalouf holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Lebanese University. She is recently pursuing a Master’s degree in Strategic Research, mutually from the Research and Strategic Studies Center at the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Lebanese University. She is currently working on her thesis entitled “The UNHCR and the States Sovereignty. Case Study: Lebanon”. Maria has two years of experience working with local NGOs on Women’s and People with Disabilities rights. She has also a research internship with the Refugee Research and Policy Program at Issam Fares Institute For Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at AUB. Aside from the below, Maria enjoys writing quotes in Arabic about influential things and reading poetry.