Maryam Sarhan is a young woman to watch – a leader in her community and her university who is engaged in national and global policy discussions and events. She is president of the Student Senate and previously served as the student member of the Board of Trustees at Stockton University in Galloway, N.J.
As Senate president, she was one of the leaders of a student delegation that recently negotiated an agreement with the university about protecting the rights of immigrants. “Stockton Safe” provides a safe zone for all students, faculty and staff, regardless of immigration status, to the fullest extent permitted by law.Maryam is a first generation Egyptian American residing in South Jersey. She is pursuing a Political Science degree with an International Studies Minor and a pre-law concentration. Maryam is passionate about international law, human rights, and social and political activism. In May 2014, Maryam was elected to represent her peers as the Student Trustee on Stockton’s Board of Trustees. She also serves as the student representative on Atlantic County’s Advisory Commission on Women to advocate on behalf of the women and girls of Atlantic County. Maryam also attended Duke University this past summer as a Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar where she conducted research about public opinion towards Muslim Americans.
Maryam has also been very active in student government and currently serves as Student Senate President. She has focused on community service and outreach, civic engagement and political consciousness, and promoting the welfare of nearly 9,000 Stockton students. Most recently she was a student leader She is an active member of Stockton’s Model United Nations team where she has represented Stockton both nationally and internationally. Upon graduation, Maryam plans to pursue a career in International Relations.