ydia Tahraoui is a junior at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with a focus field in Development in the Middle East and North Africa.
An Algerian-American, Lydia is particularly interested in economic and political development, institution building, and identity formation in the MENA region. At Harvard, Lydia is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, and part of the leadership team for the Middle Eastern Refugee Service Initiative.
She is also a mentor for Strong Women, Strong Girls through the Phillip Brooks House Association. Lydia has worked with various NGOs and governmental bodies, with recent experience focusing on refugee rights.