Mariam-Ansari-(OTI-2)-headshot_mini.jpgUC Irvine Class of 2010

Major: International Studies and Conflict Resolution

“I think one of OTI's most important gifts to the academic community is promoting solution-oriented thinking by creating a space for diverse individuals that care deeply about the people affected by the conflict to come together on an intimate level. Even more important are the lasting relationships that form across community and faith lines as a result. It is for this reason that although it's been over three years since our journey to Israel and Palestine, I still feel like I'm part of the OTI family.”




After OTI:

I graduated in August of 2012 with a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School in London and completed an internship there with a non-profit focusing on local and global social innovation. Recently, I've relocated to Seattle in pursuit of a career in international development, and also hope to get involved in interfaith projects.