Major: Government, with a minor in Middle East Studies
School: Smith College
Internship Position: Senator Elizabeth Warren-U.S. Senate, Massachusetts, Democratic Party
Wafa Jawad is a junior at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Government, minoring in Middle East Studies, and working towards a Certificate in International Relations. Wafa is the transfer senator with the Smith College Student Government Association, publicity chair for Al-Iman – her college’s Muslim Student Association – and is active in her house community. She is also a volunteer with Amnesty International, serving as a Student Activist Coordinator who advises student groups in the Western Massachusetts region. She was also the president of her past college’s Amnesty International group, where she worked with her local elected officials to organize a town hall discussion about President Trump’s “Muslim Ban”. Wafa is passionate about research, as exhibited by her past role as a research assistant intern at the Library of Congress. She is interested in exploring the intersection between colonialism, low economic development, and the manipulation of sectarianism in the Middle East. In the future, Wafa hopes to expand on her research and pursue a future in foreign policy and international relations, perhaps even running for public office.