Nesrine Mbarek

Nesrine Mbarek works at the intersections of community engagement, youth empowerment, and capacity-building with a particular passion for gender equality and leveraging historical research for public service. She is currently the President of the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS), a collaborative student-led initiative supporting activists and change-makers from the MENA region by providing training, access to opportunities, and the chance to share their initiatives in public conferences. She is additionally one of the core members of Tunisia88, having organized the first Tunisia88 concert, created the clubs’ structure, and now serving as Manager and Reports Creator. Nesrine’s engagement goes beyond the MENA region. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC; a Research Assistant in the organization Participatory Development Associates (PDA) in Ghana; an Assistant Instructor in the US Department of State’s Community Health Education Workshop (CHEW) in Senegal; and was awarded the U.S. Presidential Service Award for completing over 400 hours of community service during her exchange year in Houston, Texas. Nesrine is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at Stanford University. She is studying contemporary Middle Eastern history with Honors and writing the first academic research on the ideological trajectories of Tunisian feminists in France since 1970. Nesrine is originally from Gafsa.

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