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Zainab Akef

Zainab Akef

Zainab is a Research Assistant with the PRESH Project at the Harrisburg data collection site. Zainab is currently a Master’s student at Penn State Harrisburg’s Applied Clinical Psychology program. She earned her BA in Psychology from AUC, The American University in Cairo. She hopes to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology upon the completion of her MA degree. She is interested in refugee communities and mental health. In particular, she is interested in how pre-migration trauma and post-migration adjustment difficulties play a significant role in an individual’s mental health state.  By joining the lab, she  hopes that she will get a deeper understanding of parent-child interactions and develop her depth of knowledge on that topic. In her free time, Zainab enjoys experimenting with new recipes, trying out new coffee shops, and exploring nature trails.

Research Assistant, PRESH Harrisburg