Amina Ziad ’17
Albright Fellow 2017

Amina Ziad
Amina is a senior majoring in Women’s & Gender Studies, with a focus on health and bioethics.

As a birth doula, Amina's interests lie at the intersections of reproductive health, identity, and community-based social change. She is currently writing her senior thesis on the ideals of Muslim womanhood in a post-9/11 sociopolitical context. This past summer, she worked as an intern at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, cataloging and archiving visual media documenting the architectural transformation of the city of Tangier. During past summers, Amina has conducted research in Professor Heather Mattila’s honeybee lab, collecting data to better understand the impacts of malnutrition on honeybee performance. On campus, Amina works as a writing tutor and is involved with Al-Muslimat. She also recently co-founded the Muslim Youth Support Network, an organization providing emotional support to Muslim youth members experiencing bullying due to their Muslim identity. Upon graduation, Amina intends to pursue an MD-PhD program, focusing on global health policy related to reproductive health.