Immigration, Refugee Advocacy, Migration, Higher Education Access, South Asian Diaspora
Ayman Habib is an undergraduate pursuing her degree in Global Affairs at George Mason University's Honors College. Her interests lie in the area of refugee and immigrant advocacy, focused on expanding opportunities for higher education. In light of her own immigrant heritage, these issues hold profound personal significance.
Prior to working at the Institute for Immigration Research, Ayman contributed as a program facilitator at Liberty's Promise, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting immigrant youth. Her experiences in the refugee advocacy field also include an internship at ECDC, the largest refugee resettlement agency in Northern Virginia.
Within George Mason University, Ayman serves as the Director of Administration and Logistics for No Lost Generation, a student organization committed to providing support to refugees and facilitating their transition into university life. Ayman represented her student organization at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Furthermore, she has shared her insights on after-school education programs for youth at the U.S. Department of Education. She is interested in researching the immigrant and refugee communities in the Northern Virginia area.
BA in Global Affairs, George Mason University (in progress) (2026, expected graduation)