Areej Mawasi is a first-year Ph.D. student studying learning, literacies and technologies in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She is originally a Palestinian from Haifa district and moved to Arizona for her master’s studies as a Fulbright Scholar in Educational Technology. Areej is a Fulbright Scholar, a research assistant at Center for Science and the Imagination,  a fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship and a fellow of Spirit of Public Service.

Areej earned her bachelor’s degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Business and Education, where she was a scholar of the Transitional Justice Fellowship of Minerva Center for Human Rights. Areej is an active member of national and international organizations that focus on technology innovation and digital literacy.  She is interested in learning sciences, human computer interaction, economic development and educational equity and hopes to apply her degree towards designing and developing educational systems that create equal opportunities for learners.