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2024 Arab America Spring Interns

2024 Spring Interns

Joud Sleilaty

Editor, Contributing Writer, and Research Senior Intern

Joud Sleilaty is a sophomore at the George Washington University, dual majoring in International Affairs and Economics. Joud grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and currently lives in Washington DC. Joud is involved with the Lebanese community at her university, serving as the President of the Lebanese Student Association. Joud is working towards a career in either international diplomacy or law.

Malak Hassouna

Contributing Writer and Research Intern 

Malak Hassouna, is a senior Student-Athlete at American University in Washington, DC. Double Majoring in Legal Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She resides in Washington DC currently but before that she lived in Irvine, California and Cairo, Egypt. Malak is working towards a career in the Legal Field and advocacy.

María Teresa Fidalgo-Azize 

Contributing Writer and Research Intern 

Aspiring producer and screenwriter María Teresa Fidalgo-Azize has worked as a production assistant, film distributor, and screener for festivals such as Telluride Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. Graduating with a Film and Media MA from Columbia University, her work and interest, heavily influenced by her Puerto Rican and Lebanese heritage, touches upon discussions of national representation within a globalized world framework. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, themes of gendered violence and subversive femininity prevail in both her creative personal and professional work.