Maha is an Intern in International Policy at World Animal Net. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and an M.S. in Packaging Design from Pratt Institute in New York City. She worked as a designer and marketing coordinator for 5 years in NYC before becoming an English as Second Language instructor. She has volunteered in wildlife conservation projects in Ecuador and in Thailand. She is currently completing her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University. The Tufts program has allowed her to harness her varied skillset and translate her passion for animals into a practical career. Maha enjoys running distance races, training in aerial dance, and loves spending time with her husband and two cats.
The WAN blog allows us to share our expertise in the fields of policy, science, communications, management, and more in a manner that animal protection organizations can easily incorporate into their everyday work for animals. The blog also provides the opportunity to highlight important work of individual organizations and campaigns, and allows researchers, experts, and others outside of WAN to provide useful information to the animal protection community.