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  • Name: Marya Bangee

    Recipient Year: 2013

    Major: Nonprofit Management and Public Policy

    Description: During her undergraduate studies at the UC Irvine, Marya led several campaigns around issues of social justice and civil liberties. She graduated with a degree in English and Sociology in 2009. After graduation, Marya served as the Director for Mentors for Academic and Peer Support. She also led the national advocacy campaign for the Irvine 11, a highly publicized trial of eleven Muslim students who were prosecuted for exercising their freedom of speech in pro-Palestine activism. She also worked as a consultant for a strategic planning firm where she deepened her understanding of organizational development. Marya also served as the Director of Strategy and Operations for MSA West. She graduated with her Masters in Public Administration, specializing in nonprofit management and public policy, from USC in 2015.

    School Name: University of Southern California

    Sponsor: Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC) Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryabangee/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient