The MidEastConnect

Myriam Bouaziz

Senior Communications Coordinator

Myriam, 25, is graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a joint degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies.

Her interests include music, history, politics, culture, people and dance. She is an Algerian-American residing in Los Angeles, California.

Nadia Abou-Karr

Research Coordinator

Nadia, 23, is a recent graduate of Wayne State University with a Fine Arts degree. She plans to pursue graduate level studies in art, visual culture and media studies.

She is a Palestinian American writer, artist, blogger and activist based in Detroit, MI. .

Carmel Delshad


Carmel is currently a student at the University of South Florida, studying Mass Communications and English Literature. After graduating, she hopes to work for a Middle Eastern cultural magazine and report on the niche growing for Arabs in the fashion and design industry, as well as jet-set with the Arab stars she interviews.

Carmel’s interests include watching old movies and Bollywood films, dancing, traveling, reading, watching and digesting anything and everything Jane Austen, inhaling long and complicated novels, and watching Arabic television whenever she can. She is of Palestinian and Egyptian descent.