B.S. in International Affairs
Nouha Zaabab is a rising senior at Georgia Tech, studying International Affairs and Pre-law. Coming from a liberal arts background at Georgia Tech, Nouha believes in the importance of interdisciplinary understanding in order to tackle global challenges. Upon the completion of her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a legal education.
Nouha has a deep passion for community building, youth empowerment and upholding justice for all. Her favorite verse in the Quran inspires that: “Stand firmly for justice, even if it is against yourself, your parents, the rich or the poor. [4:135]” It resonates with her deeply because it emphasizes that justice isn’t preferential treatment, it is unbiased and true. Nouha has worked extensively with the Georgia Muslim community in her roles as Project Manager for the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta and Voter Engagement Intern with the Georgia Muslim Voter Project. She is a proud and unapologetic Algerian-American, Muslim woman. Every day, she strives to positively influence public opinion regarding Islam, Muslims, immigrants and others.
Her involvements are not limited to the Muslim community. Passionate about all things TED, Nouha is the Director of Speakers at TEDxGeorgiaTech where she oversees the process of seeking, curating, and fostering professional and student speakers for TEDxGeorgiaTech events. In addition, she has given a TEDx talk herself, titled “The Pursuit of Perspective.” In this talk, she speaks about the importance of collecting others’ stories while developing our own.
Currently, Nouha is interning with the world-renowned Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. She is working with their education department on projects aiming to influence generations of citizenship and young leaders. She hopes this position will equip her with new resources, knowledge and hands-on professional experience to continue promoting citizenship in her own communities.
Areas of interest
- US Politics
- Arts & Culture
Law, Voter Engagement, Interfaith Dialogue