More about Dalia Al-Ogaily

Administration Officer

Dalia Al-Ogaily is the Administration Officer at the refugee fundraiser at Harvard. Dalia is Iraqi and was born in Damascus, Syria, where she resided until the war began in 2011, after which she moved to Lebanon to continue her education. Following the Beirut explosion in August of 2020, Dalia moved to Dubai and currently lives there.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Lebanese American University, and has 5 years’ experience in academic research and humanitarian interventions related to child development and mental health, particularly among displaced individuals. She has worked as a research assistant and cultural translator on several projects with Harvard University, New York University and Georgetown Univesity, as well as with non-profit organizations in Lebanon and Greece where she focused on adult education and child development in adversity, including war trauma and sexual violence. Dalia has received training in child protection, Psychological First Aid (PFA) and psychosocial support in emergencies, and is interested in the intersection of psycholinguistics and clinical psychology in the Arab world.