Merehan Ayman, Egypt

Political Science

The University of Rochester, NY, USA

Year of graduation: 2020

Aside from her political and leadership goals, Merehan enjoys being a violinist and ballerina at the Cairo Opera House, taking part in theatrical productions, participating in several Model UNs, and regularly volunteering at philanthropic organizations in her leisure time.

One day, she hopes to encourage the implementation of peace-building strategies around the world and collaborate with various academic disciplines, nations, and social movements to investigate a host of modern-day challenges including gender inequality, war, ethnic and religious conflict, climate change, poverty and unemployment, and human rights violations. She believes this will definitely unlock human potential on a transformational scale.