"I don't want the younger generations in Tunisia to go to a class where they feel afraid of teachers or where they go out of fear and not out of love of learning. I want teachers to feel empowered and enjoy their role in society, which would eventually affect students positively."


Mariem at-a-glance

Major: Computer Science (educational studies minor)


  • Received a $2,000 grant to pilot online teacher training content across Tunisia
  • Spent a week in a Buddhist monastery with the Chaplain's office
  • Is a Chidsey Leadership fellow
  • Holds leadership roles in multiple student organizations, including president of North Africa Student Association and vice president of the Davidson Student Association.